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Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools Paperback – October 15, 2007
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About the Author
Lynne Schrum is professor and coordinator of elementary education in the College of Education at George Mason University. Prior to that, she served as Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Utah. She is a past president of the International Society for Technology in Education and currently is the editor of the Journal of Research on Technology in Education.
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Top Customer Reviews
There is not one example in the book that doesn't use the Zend Framework. That being said the Zend Framework is a great framework - by far the best web framework I've seen. I'm PhD student in Computer Science at UCLA whose dissertation research involves the web. I've used a lot of web applications and frameworks. Symfony, Drupal, Joomla, Ruby on Rails, etc.
Most of these applications and frameworks just suck - that is, it is more work using them than not using them and many severely limit what one can ultimately do.
I like Ruby on Rails but I love the Zend Framework. There are two big differences between the Zend Framework and Ruby on Rails: 1) they both promote MVC style programming but Ror forces you to use it everywhere and the Zend Framework allows you to mix MVC with simply using their framework as a library wherever you want. For example, I am building a social network but want to mix that with a related wiki. I can use MVC for all the social network code and use and existing MediaWiki (which is not MVC based). All I need to do is rewrite some of the mediaWiki code to hand over user authentication to my controllers.
2) it's Php based ... there is much, much more existing Php code to cannibalize for applications than Ruby code
This is the argument of the book Web 2.0: New Tools, New Schools. Although we're still in the early days of bringing together education and Web 2.0, there are good models of learning and technology use that point us in the right direction.
The authors provide examples of teachers who have guided their students to use Web 2.0 tools in creating a collaborative math solutions manual, an independent literature circle project, a collaborative guidebook about online security, for example.
Solomon and Schrum observe that, although young people may be ahead of their teachers in using these tools, teachers can help them use the tools in educationally appropriate ways.
And with more than 20 php books readed, i think i cant tell that this book, is not good for learning, neither zend framework, or oop
The cover of the book states "Develop a complete PHP web application from start to finish." This is exactly what the book does. As the chapters progress you are shown how to create a blog that also includes an image gallery. Additionally, Google maps integration is covered. While, the author is not necessarily advocating that you create blog software from scratch, the blog is perhaps the quintessential Web 2.0 application. This allows the book to highlight the four main design criteria of Web 2.0.
This book makes extensive use of the Smarty and Zend frameworks. The Zend framework is used to achieve the Web 2.0 goals. In many ways this book could be considered a guide to using the Zend framework. MySQL is also used.
The book contains many code examples and demonstrates many techniques that can be reused in any web 2.0 project.
Every section is extremely well laid out, and the code is explained in detail (in most cases.) The only times where an explanation is lacking are when an approach has been previously explained in the book. Use that memory!
I think if you really dig into and understand this code, you may find yourself well ahead of a lot of your peers.
I even had a problem with one piece of code, and the author was kind enough to reply to my e-mail and help me troubleshoot the problem. (It was my fault.)
Highly suggest this book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
After reading Web 2.0 New Tools, New Schools, the book takes the reader from a historical viewpoint twenty years ago where technology was just surfacing to the transformation where... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jacob Millman
Web 2.0 New Tools, New Schools, which delves into new Internet tools that can be used in schools all over the world, is a useful read for teachers of all levels of experience. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jeff L
Brilliant guide for education - by now it is dated and due for a refresh.Published 17 months ago by Patrick Dennis
This book was a great informative read which sparked my excitement for this upcoming school year. As a teacher, I sought out this book knowing that I wanted to learn more about Web... Read morePublished 21 months ago by TED 550- Amy
Web 2.0 is a great text to have in your personal and professional collection. This book provides extensive information as well as evidence for technology use in the classroom. Read morePublished 23 months ago by amanda
I bought this book for my ECE class. The class and the book was a little cheese. We didn't use it pretty much in the class. So it was waste of money for me.Published 23 months ago by Irina
It was boring. The class itself, however, was quite entertaining and informational. I barely even needed this book. But, it was required.Published on May 7, 2014 by Jkeeling
The Web 2.0 book by Gwen Solomon is great for educators looking to incorporate more technology into their classrooms. Read morePublished on June 19, 2013 by Chelsea Hall