Freedom to Learn

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Solution Tree Press, a division of Solution Tree, 2016 - Education - 68 pages
Give students control over the learning process. The 21st century has seen vast advances in technology - which can connect students and teachers to more information, knowledge, and experts than ever before. Investigate why the traditional education system isn't working, uncover why the meanings of education and success should be redefined, and understand the teacher's role in a free learning environment.

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Will Richardson is an internationally known "evangelist" for the use of Weblogs, RSS, and related Internet technologies in classrooms and schools. A classroom teacher for more than 20 years, he has integrated these technologies into his curricula and has spoken to thousands of educators on the merits of "The Read/Write Web." In various Weblog projects, his students have collaborated with best-selling authors, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, and students in classrooms from around the world. One of the first educator bloggers, Richardson's Weblog at www.weblogg-ed.com has been featured in the" New York Times, Washington Times, Syllabus "(now Campus Technology), and other publications, and is a primary resource for the creation and implementation of Weblog technologies on the K-12 level. His articles have appeared in journals including "Educational Leadership, English Journal", and "Principal Leadership", and he has presented and given workshops about Weblogs, RSS, and other technologies at national conventions such as NECC, ASCD, Journalism Education Association, and many others. He is also a featured blogger at "Ed Tech Insider "(www.eschoolnews.com/eti) and is a regular on the biweekly "Ed Tech Coast to Coast Podcast" (www.edtechcoasttocoast.com). Richardson is currently the supervisor of instructional technology and communications at Hunterdon Central Regional High School in Flemington, NJ, where he also oversees a Weblog program of more than 400 sites.

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