Monday, March 29, 2010

The Amazing Web 2.0 Projects Book!


"The Amazing Web 2.0 Projects Book" is a collaborative initiative (coordinated and edited by Terry Freedman) that brings together ideas and experiences from 94 contributors around the world. The hands-on practical aspect of the eBook means that, rather than just talking about Web 2.0 tools, there are how-to suggestions and guidelines, as well as reference to benefits and pitfalls and challenges to be prepared for, and how to handle them. The resource is free, and can be downloaded by clicking here (it's a 2.09 MB .pdf file).

Some of the comments that Terry has received about his book include:
David Kapuler: "This is one of the best collaborative resources I've seen on Web 2.0. It covers everything from wikis, blogs, to digital storytelling and podcasting. Terry Freedman...does a masterful job of organizing the content which has been included from such high esteemed educators from around the world, such as: Kim Cofino, Silvia Tolisano, and Shelly Terrell".
Paul Hamilton: "Any teacher with an interest in effectively reaching every learner in his or her classroom–with meaningful, accessible, and engaging learning activities–would do well to take a look. The book is well organized, with activities categorized according to the general age range of the learners involved".
Stephen Downes: "It's pretty light and breezy, but the information is well-structured (using a template that identifies things like age ranges, applications used, reactions and outcomes) and the content is clearly and well written throughout".

Web 2.0 Workshop - Shandong Teachers, July 2009Image by hazelowendmc via Flickr


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7 comments:

Terry said...

Thx for the mention, Hazel!

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Terry said...

Hazel

Just wondered. Would u mind very much changing the link on my name please? You have it pointing to terry-freedman.org.uk, but in fact I am no longer updating that site; the new site for my blog is http://www.ictineducation.org.

Thanks.

Do you happen to know what the other commeter said?

Cheers,
Terry

Hazel Owen said...

Hi Terry.

Have changed the link as requested :-)

I haven't a clue what the other post said, but judging from the fact that the URL had playboy in the title, I'm guessing it wasn't much to do with Web 2.0!

Cheers
Hazel

Terry said...

LOL

Thx, Hazel!

Mrs. G said...

Hazel, this looks like an amazing resource. As a teacher, I hear about these tools a lot, but have little time to "play around" with them to find optimal usage in my classroom. You said it is a free resource, how do I get a copy? I am really interested to look at it as technological projects go over really well with my high school students. I am planning a new curriculum for a new class this summer, so would love to incorporate new ideas!

Hazel Owen said...

Dear Mrs G

Thanks for your message - and for alerting me to the fact I hadn't mentioned how to download the resource! (Doh!). I have since amended the post, so that it now reads "The resource is free, and can be downloaded by clicking here (it's a 2.09 MB .pdf file)". You should be able to download it though, just by clicking the link in this post.

Thanks again, and good luck with the new curriculum and the new class :-)

Mrs. G said..
"Hazel, this looks like an amazing resource. As a teacher, I hear about these tools a lot, but have little time to "play around" with them to find optimal usage in my classroom. You said it is a free resource, how do I get a copy? I am really interested to look at it as technological projects go over really well with my high school students. I am planning a new curriculum for a new class this summer, so would love to incorporate new ideas!"