Sunday, May 20, 2007

Shakespeare and Web 2.0 in the Classroom

Web 2.0 Applications in the Classroom

I just read an interesting article by Brian Benzinger called
Back to School with the Class of Web 2.0: Part 3. He shares stories of teachers and students who are using blogs, photo sharing, podcasts, wikis, videos, and other Web 2.0 applications in their classrooms. Very interesting article.

A couple of quotations from the article illustrate some of the experiences…
… many students became so attached to their blogs that they made it a responsibility to keep consistent.
… “hot-spot learning objects.” … he created a volcano ... If you are to hover over one of the volcano’s [sic], a Flickr note will appear containing more information about it.

Shakespeare Podcasts

Teachers and students who are studying Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing can download—for free--a podcast of the play from a UK government web site. The play was performed at the Globe Theatre in London for younger teenagers. Interviews with the director and the actors are also available for download.

Read the BBC News article about this podcast and other related podcasts. Links for downloading the podcasts are available in the sidebar to the right of the article.

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