Our apologies for the tardiness. We’ve had some scheduling issues to address to get together to chat. We plan on being back on schedule this weekend.
We chat about a range of topics, including:
- The frustrations of educators trying to use technology. (A principal was unable to use a flash drive because of fears of what it would do to the network. Another was told that no school could move ahead of any other school in technology. Thus, if one school didn’t want it, no school could have it. Read “Control vs. Self Control” for more). http://weblogg-ed.com/
- New teachers who maybe don’t realize that those posting on Facebook or MySpace could effect them now. (My favorite is the teacher response “I didn’t think about that.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/04/27/AR2008042702213_pf.html
- An example of the day in the life of a Web 2.0 student.
NMSA Annual Conference Launched (officially)!
Shawn and I discussed a project that I’m involved in that demonstrates where technology is right now. This project is a good overview of things that students are using and teachers could be using (at least some of them) currently.
Technology and Teachers:
Here’s the blurb for the project:
Over the next 10 weeks, you will complete 23 Things to become familiar with a variety of Web 2.0 tools. Everything you need is available here so that you can work on your own time, at your own pace.
Following are the 23 Things to complete in the order listed. Click the blue links to go to each Thing. You may complete the Things at your own pace, but we suggest trying to finish one topic area per week. Have fun!
What are the 23 Things? (This is by subject only. Most of these include 2-3 things each):
- What is Web 2.0?
- Photos and Images
- Online Productivity
- Social Bookmarking
- Online Video
- Wrap Up
How many of these are familiar with? How many do you use regularly? How many do you use in your classroom?