Thursday, September 27, 2007
Web 2.0 in Education: Thursday 27 September 2007
In the News:
CTB/McGraw-Hill, the leader in K-12 and adult education assessment solutions, today announced the release of new enhancements to Writing Roadmap 2.0, its premier Web-based
classroom writing assessment. With the enhancements, teachers now will have
the option to create custom writing topics or choose from supplied writing
prompts, both of which can be analyzed and graded automatically by the
program. Read the entire press release.
On the Blogosphere:
With reference to Sylvia Martinez and Jeff Wasserman, Beyond School writes, "Sylvia's and Jeff's post led to these fantasies of how we can teach real writing (based on real reading
in this "infinite book" we call the internet) with web 2.0: "
Larry Ferlazzo provides some great links for teaching English to non-native speakers.
teaching.mrbelshaw.co.uk writes, "3 Scenarios for Using Twitter with Your Students."
Educational Technology and Life writes, "My Favorite Administrator Training Yet."
Tools such as Google Docs, Thinkature,and Twitter were included.
Musings Just Learning reminds us of the New Media Literacies Institute meeting this weekend. Will Richardson, Jeff Lebow, and Stephen Downes will be in attendance. The conference is in PEI, Canada.
Terry Freedman writes, "There seems to be a general "conventional wisdom" that having students' work seen by thousands of people is a good thing in and of itself. Closely allied to
that is the notion that the more comments made on the students work, the better.
I think that both of these views are wrong, and that such a non-discerning." Read more at
The Educational Technology Site.
At Classroom 2.0:
Doing Math with Technology: "I've dug around and found a lot of math websites, but I guess
I'm wondering if there's something a little different that would challenge
Teachers for the Trenches: "I am looking for examples of VoiceThread projects from
teachers and classrooms."
K-8 Computer Lab Teachers: "I am not sure if there is a discussion out there for
computer lab teachers yet. If not, I would like to start one so we can bounce
ideas and resources off each other."
Glen Westbroek writes, "On Monday during our department meeting, the entire
department began a discussion of how we should implement more appropriate technology
to improve student learning."
Want to let us know some news about Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies in the classroom? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Andrew Pass at 9:03 AM