I Didn't Know I Could Do That: Using Web-Based Tools to Enhance Learning

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Are the terms "blog," "wiki," podcast," "screencast," and "graphic organizer" familiar to you? If not, then this chapter will introduce you to some of these new vocabulary words in the Internet lexicon, which describe different technologies used in virtual communication. Of course, actions speak louder than words: besides reviewing a nascent vocabulary, the authors provide suggestions and guidance for learning to use, adapt, and apply a variety of online tools. In the chapter, the authors describe how teachers may effectively use these new tools in their classes, making the point that it will soon be difficult (if not impossible) to teach without using the Internet and the academic opportunities it provides.

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