Primary Source Teaching the Web 2.0 Way, K–12
by Mary J. Johnson
April 2009, 200pp, 8 1/2x11
1 volume, Linworth

Paperback: 978-1-58683-335-0
$40, £30, 34€, A58

This book helps teachers, librarians, and technologists apply 21st-century strategies at every level and in every content area!
Primary Source Teaching the Web 2.0 Way, K–12 offers dozens of helpful tools:

• A comprehensive listing of popular Web 2.0 tools
• An extensive state-by-state bibliography of primary source collections online
• A sample permission letter to parents to introduce a 21st century primary source unit
• In-depth chapters on six different primary source categories
• Primary source analysis tools for each category
• Six “Web 2.0 Focus” sections offering how-to-get-started advice and primary source teaching ideas: Blogs, Citizen Journalism, Flickr, Podcasting, VoiceThread, and Digital Storytelling

Technology alone does not guarantee a quality learning experience, but now is a perfect time to challenge existing 20th century structures and exploit the transformative potential of tags, comments, interactivity, collaboration, and other powerful features of Web 2.0 in the primary source classroom. This book shows you how!


"This is an essential book for any librarian who is collaborating with classroom teachers to meet academic standards. Librarians working with primary grade students will need to adapt the worksheets and concepts, but the book will provide a basis for those librarians to create primary source lessons. Recommended."—Library Media Connection, September 1, 2009

"This guide for library media specialists, technology educators, and classroom teachers shows how to bring digitized primary source materials, such as photos, letters, maps, films, and music, into the classroom. . . . A core chapter explains the ‘mystery’ and buzz surrounding Web 2.0, using clear, nontechnical language, and offers a list of popular Web 2.0 tools, with descriptions and suggestions for using them with primary sources."—Reference & Research Book News, August 1, 2009

"This book is a must-have for those teacher librarians who want to give students engaging and relevant learning experiences using important primary source material!"—Colorado Association of Libraries, March 1, 2010

"Teachers looking to enrich their classes in new ways should consider this title....Educators looking for ways to enrich the classroom experience can utilize this book to bring primary sources and Web 2.0 activities to the classroom."—Catholic Library World, September 1, 2010
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