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The new community-sourced Classroom 2.0 Book
To celebrate its 5th anniversary the Classroom 2.0 Community (with the help of additional educational networks), recently released the community-sourced Classroom 2.0 The Book.
Inspired by and led by community founder, Steve Hargadon, with Richard Byrne (Free Technology for Teachers) and Chris Dawson (ZDNet Education), the project’s official deadline for submissions was today, April 21st.
In their letter soliciting contributions, the team wrote:
You are or are becoming the experts, believe it or not. You’ve been working with these tools in the classroom, library, media center, your home, or other educational venues and we want other educators (and the world) to know about your experiences, your successes, your not-so-successes, and everything else that has mattered as you’ve used emerging technologies to inform or change teaching and learning in the education world. For all that is said about “21st century classrooms,” you are likely already leading the way in something you actually do. We hope you will consider sharing your expertise and practical ideas for using Web 2.0 and emerging technologies in education.
The 72 chapter are predominately weighted toward practice and the practical. Each chapter is posted and promoted as a stand-alone “white paper” available for free to download.
The book combines the work of familiar bloggers and conference presenters with eloquent new voices. The voices are a chorus of fabulous, sharable new ideas (all CC-licensed) designing to inspire learning.
These chapters–spanning professional roles, disciplines, grade levels, tools and strategies–present a wealth of new material to inspire professional development.
Share the right pieces of this anthology with the teachers and admins you love.
Filed under: crowdsourcing, ebooks, teacher librarians, teachers, technology
About Joyce Valenza
Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza
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