Using the Read Write Web for learning                  Celeste M. Scholz, Cairo American College                                                                                                      














K- What do you know?

W - What do you want to learn?

L –What did you learn?

What do you want to try?





















Provider/service or Software



Perhaps the most powerful Internet tool is the Weblog, or blog, an online journal that is continuously updated by its author or authors. Blogs are Web sites that facilitate instantaneous publication and allow for feedback from readers. They’ve been used to form professional development communities, both within one school and across continents.

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Pre-Cal 40S -

613 -

Secret Life of Bees -

A wiki is a communal, subject-specific Web site where users are free to add and/or edit content. When it comes to Internet-based collaboration, there’s nothing easier to use, according to Richardson. In schools, wikis—some of which are password-protected—enable groups of students, teachers, or both to gather content and share written work. Some classes create their own textbooks and resource sites.

Wikispaces -


Westwood school -

K12Online wiki competition

wikibooks -

Through social bookmarking, Web users share their sources of information by allowing anyone to copy their RSS feeds. So an educator, no matter how unfamiliar he or she is with online technology, can easily archive, for example, all of Richardson’s sources of research via sites such as and This allows students and teachers to build Internet resource pages they can share and pass on to future classes.

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Podcasting enables Web sites to provide visitors with audio and/or video recordings that can be listened to and watched at any time. The results range from amateur radio broadcasts—by 15-year-old Matthew Bischoff at, for example—to sophisticated video productions, such as those produced by high-schoolers in San Fernando, California, at

iTunes -

Education Podcast Network -

NPR Podcasting Directory

National Geographic


Real Simple Syndication refers to what are called “feeds”: programs that take content from various Web sources—news sites, blogs, online journals—and deliver it in summarized form to the Web user. Richardson calls RSS “the new killer app for educators” because it enables them to collect specific data without having to sift through innumerable Web and print pages.

Bloglines -

Scientific American -

Word of the Day

1 quoted directly from McCloskey, Patrick J. "the Blogvangelist." Teacher Magazine 10.2006: 22-29