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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
Technology is moving rapidly and teachers need to stay abreast, so student remain engaged with learning and prepared for the technology era.
Wordle: First 3 Chapters
Chapter 4 New Tools in Schools

Chapter 5 Professional Development

Chapter 6 Leadership and New Tools
Ch. 4: Yes, these tools are important to integrate into the classroom because the kids are already familiar with these different tools. For example blogs are useful for communication with students, teachers, and parents. Wikis are another useful tool to help teachers present at early release trainings. If everyone has links to the Wiki it is great for collaboration!
Ch. 5: By starting small with your TNT team other teachers can learn from your modeling. These teachers will be excited and willing to incorporate the technology into their own classrooms.
Ch. 6: No, administrators do not have to be technology-savvy but they have to show a strong interest and be passionate about guiding their teachers forward with the new tools.

Chapter 7 Online Safety Security

Chapter 8 Systemic Issues

Chapter 9 New Schools
Assumes: Everyone has the software and the access to the internet.
Agree: Both ESOL and ESE students benefit greatly from the use of technology. Abess Park has a great website that lists lots of helpful Math and Language Arts/Reading sites. Computer programs we use at Abess Park: include but are not limited too: Destination, FCAT Explorer, Star Fall, Gizmos. etc.
Argue: Internet safety should be the parent's responsibility. They should monitor what their child is accessing on their home computer.
Aspire to: Having laptops for all my kids and using those primarily for our class work would be awesome!! Also using the laptops for remediation purposes for my ESOL/ESE students would help boost their self confidence and make them feel successful. The other students can use these laptops for enrichment purposes too.
Chapter 7 Online Safety Security

Chapter 8 Systemic Issues

Chapter 9 New Schools