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What does it take to successfully implement web 2.0 activities in the classroom? What are the benefits of doing so? This paper reports on a project where pre-service teachers, with skills using web 2.0 technologies, researched the impact and effectiveness of blogging and podcasting the classroom. Blogging has gained much attention in popular, professional and academic publications. This project investigated the effects that a teacher initiated blog had on the competition rate and quality of set homework tasks.
The management guru Chatterjee writes that values are our cultural DNA, the invisible wealth that enriches our human community. Proponents of values education, Lovat and Toomey have applied the metaphor of 'Double Helix' from genetics to show the relationship between quality teaching and values education. Quality teaching is not just providing students with the skills to make a living but teaching values and promoting respect for human dignity.
How can technological thinking be taught without using technology? We ask this question because of the potential offered by good answers. Most importantly, if significant aspects of technological thinking can be taught without direct recourse to technology, the options for reinforcing such thinking throughout a curriculum can be greatly increased. In fact, simply having a clear idea of what technological thinking is can already make a significant step towards this goal.
One of the more significant trends in the Information and Communication Technology arena in recent times is the advent of online social networking. Environments such as
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