In Will Richardson’s book, Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms, he says, ” it is blogs that have opened up the Read/Write frontier for content creation to the web.” He also states that the powerful instructional uses of this tool are being at best ignored and at worst not even being considered. This book makes a compelling case for Web tools in the classroom and beyond. Students are using the tools for social interactivity, teachers need to show them how to use them for academic purposes.
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