Friday, October 19, 2007

Web 2.0 in Education: Friday October 19, 2007

In the News reports, ISTE has published a new book considering the role that Web 2.0 and social networking can play in education.

T.H.E. Journal briefly considers the role that technology might play in the reauthorization of NCLB.

On the Blogosphere

Andy Carvin explains how you can involve your students directly in the presidential debates. "I could easily imagine a teacher challenging their students to review some of the proposed questions, examining what makes a good question and the right way to pose it, then upload questions of their own. Who knows - maybe one of those questions might even rise to being a defining moment of the debate."

Take a look at presentations from the K12 Online Conference 2007, including "If All My Classes Did This."

Darren Draper writes, "Last night's Social Software in the Classroom open professional development class went as well as I had envisioned it could go from the beginning. To say that it went perfectly would probably be an understatement"

Dan Sutch writes, "I’ve started gathering a list of the tools that I think are useful, but it would be productive to begin a spec list of the tools demanded by the innovative teachers reading this blog. Could we create a list of demands and tools that may be brought together through tools such as Yahoo Pipes or RSS feeds?"

Arthus writes, "Technology is perceived too much as invasive to the learning and thinking structures. Technology is seen as basically a virtual reference book and type writer...Instead, (in school) it should be seen as a constant companion, always there to socialize, share, research, and learn."

Wesley Fryer explains that he is beginning to use web based applications for digital story telling because they "require fewer clicks to complete a project."

At Classroom 2.0

Connie Weber inquires, "anyone using technology to reduce 'Nature Deficit Disorder'?"

Nancy Bosch contemplates how to show YouTube videos when school filters block them.

Jennifer Lubke wants to know what you think about "smart mobs" in school.

This Just In

Larry Ferlazzo writes in about Draft Doggy. "This application allows you, or your students (including Beginning English Language Learners and above) to easily create a tour of websites. On this tour you can also leave notes that appear on the screen with instructions or comments."

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