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Will Richardson: Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms (2nd ed, 2009)

“On first blush, the tools of this new Web may not seem well suited to a climate of standardized test scores and government accountability.  Some see the constructionist, collaborative pedagogy of Weblogs, wikis, digital photo and video, and others as presenting a risk instead of a solution for a system whose students continue to struggle to stay apace of their international peers.  In reality, however, these tools have considerable relevance to state and local core content curriculum standards, and there is much reason to believe their implementation in schools will better prepare students for a slew of new literacies and competencies in their post-education worlds.”