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Learning on the Blog Collected Posts for Educators and Parents by Willard H. Richardson
  

Learning on the Blog Collected Posts for Educators and Parents

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Learning on the Blog Collected Posts for Educators and Parents by Willard H. Richardson

Best-selling author Will Richardson's Learning on the Blog is a compilation of posts by the author on his acclaimed education blog weblogg-ed.com. Each blog specifically relates to trends and goals of the kinds of educational reform that can be accomplished through new technologies. The author reflects on the developments in how technology is used in the classroom, highlighting what we've accomplished and how far we have to go. Each selection includes actions steps for educators on how to address critical issues and provides tips and strategies to effectively integrate technology in the classroom.

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Perusing this succinct, reader-friendly book feels like being invited into Will Richardson's restaurant for some fine dining and animated conversation. One of my favorite dishes: teachers at the center of their own learning networks. -- Milton Chen, Senior Fellow ... shows the potential when we collaborate to share ideas and best practices for the future. -- George Lucas Learning on the Blog is the single best place to start understanding how to take advantage of the power of social media, and the changes in teaching and learning that digital media have made possible. A great way to start cultivating your personal learning network is to read Will Richardson's book, follow his blog, and follow him on Twitter. -- Howard Rheingold, Lecturer An inspiration for innovative educators everywhere providing the big ideas and insights that transform the way we think about, discuss, and support student learning. -- Lisa Nielsen, Author,The Innovative Educator Blog


About the Author

A parent of two middle-school-aged children, Will Richardson has been writing about the intersection of social online learning networks and education for the past 10 years at Weblogg-ed.com and in numerous journals and magazines such as Ed Leadership, Education Week, and English Journal. Recently, he shifted his blogging emphasis to willrichardson.com. Formerly a public school educator for 22 years, he is a co-founder of Powerful Learning Practice (plpnetwork.com), a unique professional development program that has mentored over 3,000 teachers worldwide in the last three years. His first book, Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms (Corwin, 3rd Edition 2010) has sold over 80,000 copies and has impacted classroom practice around the world. His second book, Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education, was released in May, 2011. His articles have appeared in Educational Leadership, EdWeek, English Journal, Edutopia, and Principal Leadership, among others, and over the past six years, he has spoken to tens of thousands of educators in more than a dozen countries about the merits of learning networks for personal and professional growth. He is a national advisory board member of the George Lucas Education Foundation and a regular columnist for District Administration Magazine. Will lives in rural New Jersey with his wife, Wendy, and his children Tess and Tucker.

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Publication date

17th August 2011

Author

Willard H. Richardson

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Paperback
144 pages

Categories

Educational equipment & technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)

ISBN

9781412995702

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