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October, 2008

Classroom Learning 2.0
A California School Library Association site about cutting-edge education tech.
Grade Level: 9-12, Professional

Classroom Learning 2.0 from the California School Library Association (CSLA) 2.0 Team offers teachers the opportunity (for free) to experiment and learn about the new and emerging technologies that are reshaping the context of information on the Internet today and how they may be used in the classroom.
Navigating the site is intuitive. Simply begin with the first of 23 Things and follow the instructions through the tutorial

This is a great site for teachers to brush up on or learn to use the latest Web technologies in the classroom. The 23 free tutorials include text, images and audio and are designed to be completed in a nine-week period but you can do them at your own pace also. Tutorials can be done independently or in groups (groups are recommended). The design of the program was built on the Web 2.0 technologies that are freely available on the Internet. Users will learn about how to set up and use a blog, image hosting sites, RSS feeds and newsreaders, wikis, copyright, Creative Commons, online application tools, podcasts, video and downloadable audio, and more. The tutorial offers direct links to the Web 2.0 tools and offers suggestions for ways to incorporate these tools into your classroom and teacher collaborations.


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