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Computers in the Schools

October 2008 Volume 25, Number 3

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Number of articles: 12

  1. On Its Way to K-12 Classrooms, Web 2.0 Goes to Graduate School

    Priscilla Norton & Dawn Hathaway

    As corporate and higher education settings increasingly use Web 2.0 tools, the time has come to think about preparing K-12 in-service teachers to find ways in which these tools might support... More

    pp. 163-180

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  2. Web 2.0 in Teacher Education: Two Imperatives for Action

    Peter R. Albion

    Web 2.0 represents a more participative and potentially paradigm-changing environment for building and sharing knowledge. Some educators have begun to apply these tools in classrooms but, as their ... More

    pp. 181-198

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  3. From Web 2.0 to Teacher 2.0

    David A. Thomas & Qing Li

    The World Wide Web is evolving in response to users who demand faster and more efficient access to information, portability, and reusability of digital objects between Web-based and computer-based ... More

    pp. 199-210

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  4. Web 2.0: A New Generation of Learners and Education

    Dina Rosen & Charles Nelson

    New social-sharing applications are transforming the Internet from a "read-only" (Web 1.0) environment to a "read-write" ecology that many are calling Web 2.0. These tools (e.g., weblogs and wikis)... More

    pp. 211-225

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  5. Podcasts in Education: Let Their Voices Be Heard

    Debra Sprague & Cynthia Pixley

    One technology made possible through Web 2.0 is podcasting. Podcasts are audio, video, text, and other media files that can be played on the computer or downloaded to MP3 players. This article... More

    pp. 226-234

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  6. Interactive Maps for Community in Online Learning

    Terence W. Cavanaugh & Cathy Cavanaugh

    The online courses studied here used the visual medium of the interactive geographic map as a form of dialogue to reduce students' sense of transactional distance during the course, build their... More

    pp. 235-242

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  7. An Exploration of Mashups and Their Potential Educational Uses

    Min Liu, Lucas Horton, Justin Olmanson & Pei-Yu Wang

    A Web mashup is an application that combines data and functionality from more than one source. By bringing disparate data together in ways that enable users to do new things or accomplish common... More

    pp. 243-258

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  8. Critical Literacy and Web 2.0: Exercising and Negotiating Power

    Julie McLeod & Sheri Vasinda

    In this article, the authors describe Web 2.0 as tools that have increased the urgency for students' and teachers' critical literacy skills and have also participated in the implementation of... More

    pp. 259-274

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  9. Developing Web 2.0 Tools for Support of Historical Inquiry in Social Studies

    Glen Bull, Thomas Hammond & Bill Ferster

    Web 2.0 tools offer new possibilities for teaching and learning. PrimaryAccess is a Web 2.0 tool designed for K-12 history education. PrimaryAccess shares many of the characteristics of other Web 2... More

    pp. 275-287

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  10. Wikis and Constructivism in Secondary Social Studies: Fostering a Deeper Understanding

    Tina L. Heafner & Adam M. Friedman

    Web 2.0 software, in particular wikis, have the potential to allow students to become active contributors to the Internet and, as a result, restructure traditional learning environments. In this... More

    pp. 288-302

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  11. Creating and Consuming Web 2.0 in Art Education

    Melanie L. Buffington

    Web 2.0 has the potential to dramatically affect educational practices in a variety of ways. Within the field of art education, students and teachers can utilize Web 2.0 to further student... More

    pp. 303-313

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  12. Web 2.0 Articles: Content Analysis and a Statistical Model to Predict Recognition of the Need for New Instructional Design Strategies

    Leping Liu & Cleborne D. Maddux

    This article presents a study of Web 2.0 articles intended to (a) analyze the content of what is written and (b) develop a statistical model to predict whether authors' write about the need for new... More

    pp. 314-328

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