Arlington Heights Elementary

Web 2.0 New Tools, New Schools by: Gwen Solomon and Lynne Schrum
Book Study
Reader's Response
Chapter 1 New World, New Web, New Skills

Chapter 2 Students and Learning

Chapter 3 New Tools
jobs are changing, challenge to find a job available after graduation-biggest skill is being able to adapt to changes. we're coming from command and control-to connect and collaborate and information delievered and tested to information shared and explored. students will not be prepared for the work place if they are not taught these changing skills.


  1. How can teachers better address the needs or engage today's digital learners?-
  2. Do we get on our students for writing like they text??
  3. What do we do with the gap we have about where we are going and where we (the district) are at now? (Reality)


  • use higher order thinking skills
  • apply technology
  • adapt to change
  • acquire workplace skills

ajax (web tools) see powerpoint on wiki

I learned that there is way more out there than I thought, and I'm pretty up to date...
I wish there was a way to link all of these tools...like tweet deck for facebook and twitter....

Wordle: web 2.0 trainingWordle: Untitled
Chapter 4 New Tools in Schools

Chapter 5 Professional Development

Chapter 6 Leadership and New Tools
-there are so many tools!
ESOL using the IPOD as a language lab-record vocab, conduct question and answer conversations, check pronounciation, etc
Chapter 7 Online Safety Security

Chapter 8 Systemic Issues

Chapter 9 New Schools
Chapter 8 Systemic Issues

Assumption: Every student has access to technology
Agree: Blogging and social networking increase comprehenion and communication in ESOL students
Argue: What is the reality of actually having the equpiment (the problem with the "IPOD" brand vs. Microsoft
Aspire: All students have equal access