Friday, October 12, 2007

Web 2.0 in Education: Friday October 12, 2007

In the News

According to GizMag, "RM, a UK based supplier of educational software, services and systems to schools, colleges and universities has teamed with its hardware partner, Asustek, to release a PC weighing less than 1kg and costing less than £200."

On the Blogosphere

Will Richardson writes about the changing nature of Web 2.0. If technologically savvy people are using Twitter, Skype and UStream, how far behind are teachers, who don't even use the Internet in their teaching, falling? More importantly, what are the ramifications to their students?

David Warlick quotes a press release from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, "An overwhelming 80 percent of voters say that the kind of skills students need to learn to be prepared for the jobs of the 21st century is different from what they needed 20 years ago. Yet a majority of Americans say that schools need to do a better job of keeping up with changing educational needs." Read the press release.

Steve Dembo reports, "Picnik, my favorite online photo editing site, has gone premium! For at least this week, all the premium features are free, so swing by over there and check them out. As you can see, I’m digging the ability to add text to photos!"

At Classroom 2.0

Kit Logan writes, "I would be very interested to hear from anybody who teaches in the UK and uses any of the internet 'collaborative' applications in their teaching or on an intranet basis."

Rich White announces,"Mini-grants for the Edusim 3D environment lesson development are on the way - I'll report more as I hear it."

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