Instructional Tools and Strategies. (2006).
Retrieved July 21, 2007, from Emerson College Web site:
The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 11 and 12: The Arts, 2000 .
Retrieved July 20, 2007, from Ontario Ministry of Education
Web site: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/secondary/arts.html
Web-Based Education Commission. (2000). The power of the internet
for learning (29-30).
Washington. Internet Edition. www.webcommission.org
Borja, R. (2005, December). 'Blogs' Catching On as
Tool for Instruction. Education Week, 25(15), 1,17. Retrieved
July 24, 2007, from Research Library database. (Document ID:
Borja shares her experiences with blogging as a strong student
motivator. Students who are reluctant to participate in class
discussions become motivated when their work is posted to
the web. The quality of writing also improves when public
blogs are used. Borja also provides several cautions and advice
for implementing blogs.
Eyerdam, P. (2003). Using Internet Primary Sources
to Teach Critical Thinking Skills in the Visual Arts. Littleton:
Eyerdam has compiled a list of resource web-sites which can
be used by students in conjunction with Web 2.0 tools. These
resources have primary sources (for example, paintings which
can be viewed at actual size to see texture and detail and
biographical and critical information on artists, periods
of art and the art of other cultures. The author also includes
excellent discussion questions and suggested activities which
would be ideal as activities for blogs, wikis and other tools.
The only caveat in using this book is that it was published
in 2003 and some of the web-sites no longer work.
Hauser, J. (2007, February). Media Specialists Can
Learn Web 2.0 Tools to Make Schools More Cool. Computers in
Libraries, 27(2), 6-8,47-48. Retrieved July 24, 2007, from Research
Library database. (Document ID: 1213005681).
Hauser is a media specialist who, based on observation of
student excitement over Web 2.0 tools, encourages educators
to learn and implement tools in schools. She recommends specific
tools and talks about how she trains educators in their use.
In addition, she provides several cautions when using the
James, H. (2004, May 21). Instructional Tools and Strategies.
Retrieved July 24, 2007, from Kairosnews Web site: http://kairosnews.org/node/3794
The author shares her personal experience with using a wiki
in the classroom. She warns of the pitfalls of considering
the new tools as just another way to record information and
advises taking into account the practice of the teacher and
the ways in which a wiki can be used.
November, A. (2001). Empowering Students with Technology.
Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press.
This book talks about the importance of information literacy
and how teachers can integrate the internet and other technology
into their classrooms. Alan November believes that technology
will motivate students and their appropriate use can help
develop critical thinking skills. He also believes in collaboration
in and outside of the classroom. Mr. November also deals with
what goes into a successful experience on the internet.
Richardson, W. (2006, March). The Social Web. Technology
& Learning, 26(8), 30,32. Retrieved July 24, 2007, from
Research Library database. (Document ID: 1016338751).
This article talks about the collaborative benefits of Web
2.0 tools, focusing on social bookmarking and the formation
of new folksonomies, user-generated classification systems,
to organize and share learning.
Read S., & Fisher D. (2006). Tapping into Students'
Motivation: Lessons from Young Adolescents' Blogs. Voices From
the Middle, 14(2), 38-46. Retrieved July 24, 2007, from Research
Library database. (Document ID: 1189983151).
Read and Fisher analyze the reasons that teens are motivated
by blogging so that they can apply their findings to the classroom.
They ask six teens for their reasons and come to the conclusion
that blogging makes students feel socially connected and also
feeds their desire to grow through new technology and writing
skills. The authors give some good advice on implementing
blogs in the classroom.
Rose, D., & Meyer, A. (2002). Teaching Every Student
in the Digital Age. Alexandria: Association for Supervision
and Curriculum Development.
The sub-title for this book is Universal Design for Learning,
and the book in fact is a guide on how to differentiate and
assess students using technology tools, including new digital
media in the classroom. Although this book does not deal specifically
with Web 2.0 tools, it talks about differentiating instruction
using non-traditional methods and gives advice on how to achieve