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FIZZ: Teaching Through Technology

By Caroline Barnhill

Ask any child between the ages of 5 and 18 what they like to do in their spare time. In the past, answers would probably include going to soccer practice or piano lessons. Today, most kids would say, "Playing video games" or "Watching videos on YouTube and looking at my friends' profiles on Facebook."

It's just a different world we're living in. Online media and social networking Web sites are more popular than ever with this younger generation. Most can't even remember not being able to check e-mail or post pictures on their MySpace pages.

With all this interest in Web 2.0 – such as blogs, networking sites and Twitter – it is no surprise that many teachers are wondering, "How do I use this in the classroom?"


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