Baumbach, D. (2009). Web 2.0 & YOU.
In this article, the author discusses how Web 2.0 tools and applications can be very beneficial inthe school setting. With the development of Web 2.0, people can easily read and write on theweb and also consume and produce information without having any programming knowledge.In the article, the author surveyed some library media specialists and found that many of themdo not use any Web 2.0 tools. Also, she listed some barriers that are preventing the use of Web2.0 in the school setting. These barriers are: tools inaccessible in schools, erosion of informalprofessional development time, lack of relevant training opportunities, and lack of knowledge.The author also explained how the students can use Web 2.0 tools in the classroom and how itwill benefit them in the future.
This article was one of my favorite ones that I read. I am into trying to incorporate as muchtechnology in the classroom as possible. There were some key points the author made that I
really liked. She said “If school library media programs are to be relevant to today’s students,
we must investigate these digital tools, use them ourselves, and teach students to use them
effectively.” Not only are we ed
ucational leaders, but we are also educational innovators andwe need teach life skills for the future and with technology constantly changing and growing,that is the future.