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Saturday
Oct022010

New Update on the Amazing Web 2.0 Projects Book

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Web 2.0 case studies, from classrooms around the world. Great examples of innovative practice, and an insight into hurdles encountered and how they were surmounted. And it's all free!

As featured in the Times Education Supplement!

If you have already discovered this book then please take literally a couple of minutes to take part in this poll:

Take Our Poll

Why? Well, I'm hoping the results will encourage other people to download this book.

If you've only just discovered this site, you may not know what I'm talking about, so here goes. 

The book in a nutshell

  • It's free.
  • Almost all of the project contributors are practising teachers.
  • 87 projects.
  • 10 further resources.
  • 52 applications.
  • 94 contributors.
  • The benefits of using Web 2.0 applications.
  • The challenges of using Web 2.0 applications.
  • How the teachers who ran these projects handled the issues...
  • ... And what they recommend you do if you run them.
    What were the learning outcomes?

Age range covered

  • 4 to adult.

Some of the areas covered

  • ART.
  • BIOLOGY.
  • COLLABORATIVE WRITING.
  • COMMUNICATION.
  • COOKERY.
  • CROSS-CULTURAL.
  • CROSS-CURRICULAR ICT.
  • CURRENT EVENTS.
  • EDUCATION.
  • EFL.
  • ENGLISH.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES.
  • FILM-MAKING.
  • GEOGRAPHY.
  • HISTORY.
  • INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
  • MATHEMATICS.
  • MFL.
  • POLITICS.
  • RE.
  • READING.
  • SCIENCE.

You can find out what people have said about the book here. That's just a sample; loads of people have commented positively about it, and it was last mentioned (to my knowledge) in a presentation by Cathy Jo Nelson earlier this evening. (by the way, that looks like a great presentation, and includes some websites I haven't come across before, so I'm looking forward to exploring them, and maybe you would too: take a look!)

By the way, this book is free! (Did I mention that already?) There's a link to it at the bottom of this page.

And now for some up-to-date stats (22:45 UK time on 2nd October 2010):

The Myebook version has been read 3,009 times.

The Slideshare version has been read 1,046 times.

The Scribd version has been read 1,426 times.

The YouPublish version has been read 213 times.

It has been downloaded at least 19,085 times.

Why do I say "at least"? Because I don't know how many times it's been downloaded from other people's websites, or how many times it's been distributed on USB sticks or via VLEs.

I'm thinking about writing a blog post about why I embarked on this project in the first place. Do you think that would be of interest? Either leave a comment or drop me an email.

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