Category: books

The Amazing Web 2.0 Projects Book by Terry Freedman

I’m a avid follower of Terry Freedman (@terryfreedman) and I totally hated myself for missing iCTLT2010 and a chance to attend his concurrent session, Introducing Web 2.0 Into Your Classroom. Good news is Terry recently released an ebook The Amazing Web 2.0 Projects Book.

It has:

  • 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.

Best of all, it is free! According to Terry, it has been downloaded 9000 times since released 2 weeks ago!

Visit http://www.ictineducation.org/free-stuff/ now! 😀

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Ken Robinson’s The Element: reincarnating creativity

From Ewan McIntosh’s edu.blogs.com

Ken Robinson’s “The Element” gets launched in the UK this week. It’s a superb tome, and one that every educator, employee or entrepreneur should read, if only to check that they themselves are in the right place personally and professionally. Do your natural talents and passions meet at the same time and place, or are you plugging away at the wrong thing completely? Ken’s book contains no simplistic lists of things one must do to survive the 21st century – it’s Johnny Bunko for the over-educated.

I just received this book! Really busy lately but will find time to read 🙂

Book-to-read: Grown Up Digital by Don Tapscott

The Net Generation Has Arrived. .
Are you ready for it?

A fascinating inside look at the Net Generation, Grown Up Digital is inspired by a $4 million private research study. New York Times bestselling author Don Tapscott has surveyed more than 11,000 young people. Instead of a bunch of spoiled “screenagers” with short attention spans and zero social skills, he discovered a remarkably bright community which has developed revolutionary new ways of thinking, interacting, working, and socializing. 

Chances are you know a person between the ages of 11 and 30. You’ve seen them doing five things at once: texting friends, downloading music, uploading videos, watching a movie on a two-inch screen, and doing who-knows-what on Facebook or MySpace. They’re the first generation to have literally grown up digital–and they’re part of a global cultural phenomenon that’s here to stay.

The bottom line is this: If you understand the Net Generation, you will understand the future.

If you’re a Baby Boomer or Gen-Xer: This is your field guide.

Grown Up Digital reveals:

  • How the brain of the Net Generation processes information .
  • Seven ways to attract and engage young talent in the workforce.
  • Seven guidelines for educators to tap the Net Gen potential.
  • Parenting 2.0: There’s no place like the new home .
  • Citizen Net: How young people and the Internet are transforming democracy.

Today’s young people are using technology in ways you could never imagine. Instead of passively watching television, the “Net Geners” are actively participating in the distribution of entertainment and information. For the first time in history, youth are the authorities on something really important. And they’re changing every aspect of our society-from the workplace to the marketplace, from the classroom to the living room, from the voting booth to the Oval Office.

The Digital Age is here. The Net Generation has arrived. Meet the future.

Already in my book-to-read list.