The Secret Reasons Why Teachers Are Not Using Web 2.0 Tools and What School Librarians Can Do about It

The Secret Reasons Why Teachers Are Not Using Web 2.0 Tools and What School Librarians Can Do about It

The Secret Reasons Why Teachers Are Not Using Web 2.0 Tools and What School Librarians Can Do about It

The Secret Reasons Why Teachers Are Not Using Web 2.0 Tools and What School Librarians Can Do about It

Synopsis

This paperback edition of Creation and the Persistence of Evil brings to a wide audience one of the most innovative and meaningful models of God for this post-Auschwitz era. In a thought-provoking return to the original Hebrew conception of God, which questions accepted conceptions of divine omnipotence, Jon Levenson defines God's authorship of the world as a consequence of his victory in his struggle with evil. Classic doctrines of God's creation of the universe from the void do not do justice to the complexity of that hard-fought battle, which is uncertain in its outcome. Levenson traces this more flexible conception of God to the earliest Hebrew sources. He argues that Genesis 1 does not describe the banishment of evil but the attempt to contain the menace of evil in the world, a struggle that continues today.

Excerpt

My favorite aunt has more Facebook friends than I do. She creates photo streams and links to videos and even sends me e-cards on special occasions. Although she is 80-something, she connects to social networks from her smart phone and computer. She has joined the technology revolution (Braulein, 2008).

Web 2.0 has brought about this technology revolution. What is Web 2.0? According to Will Richardson (2010), Web 2.0 is the read-write web; it is a community of users who can collaboratively post text, images, and other multimedia, while all of the connected world can respond online to these postings.

Web 2.0 is responsible for the rapid growth of interactive digital tools for creating, communicating, and collaborating online. Commerce, medicine, transportation, the military, and other industries quickly adapted to the techno-revolution, creating Facebook pages and Tweeting, posting to blogs and subscribing to RSS feeds, soliciting customer ratings and comments, and creating a real-time online presence. The education industry, however, has lagged far behind. As a result, today’s high school graduates are not well prepared to enter a digital workforce.

Substantial efforts have been made to bring schools into the 21st-century connected world, which has produced a plan to help schools go digital, according to Braulein (2008). School districts across . . .

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