Popular technology can be adapted for the classroom

01/29/2008 | RedOrbit

Blogs, social networks, wikis and online learning communities are largely untapped by educators, but can be shaped into powerful classroom tools, writes Jeffrey Yan, who teaches a Rhode Island School of Design course on incorporating technology into classwork. Students can publish class portfolios on blogs or social-networking sites and brainstorm or share ideas via wikis or school-based learning communities, he writes.

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