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Saturday, April 3, 2010

87 Free Web 2.0 Projects

Peter Pappas over at Copy/Paste has the best blog description ever: Dedicated to Relinquishing Responsibility for Learning to the Students.

He also has a pretty cool resource posted in the form of British educator Terry Freedman's free downloadable book The Amazing Web 2.0 Projects Book, a compilation of lessons from ninety-four educators around the world.

In Peter Pappas's own words:
The book is organized by grade level and has curated links to all the web resources utilized. Each project includes a teacher-friendly "how to" with benefits, challenges, management tips, sample screen shots / links and learning outcomes. Terry's project is a great example of how the internet can be harnessed to share and collaborate. Who knows, the projects might even inspire your students to collaborate with their peers on their own book!
What does this have to do with teaching novels, you ask? If you teach writing or responding to literature, this resource will provide you with dozens of way to allow students to integrate technology to communicate their ideas. By taking advantage of free, widely available technologies, you can encourage your most reluctant writers while allowing your more gifted students to stretch their limits.

Another fab post over at Copy/Paste is 18 Literacy Strategies for Struggling Readers - Defining, Summarizing and Comparing. This post includes a downloadable pdf Strategies for Stuggling Readers which is an awesome reference for teachers at any grade level.

If you're on Twitter, you should also consider following Peter Pappas and Terry Freedman.


Terry Freedman said...

Hi, Keith. Thanks for mentioning the book. I found your post very interesting, as I'd never thought of the 'Amazing' book as being potentially helpful to creative writing students, so thanks for that!

I've put a link to your blog from an extract from this post, published here:


Peter Pappas said...

Hi Keith,

Thanks for the shoutout. Glad you like my tag line "Dedicated to Relinquishing Responsibility for Learning to the Students" You've a great suite of websites with loads of great material for the classroom.


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