Friday, October 5, 2007

Web 2.0 in Education: Friday October 5, 2007

In the News

The Contra Costa Times reports that two high school students, "got the green light last week to use NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope again in their study of a blazar, one of dozens of galaxies in the universe that have a massive black hole at its center slowly consuming from inside out."

Business Wire reports that "
WorldVuer, Inc. and the International Council for Coach Education (ICCE), an organization comprised of the worlds leading coaching education and athlete training institutions, have reached a preliminary, exclusive relationship to establish the worlds only Global Coaches Social Network (GCSN)...Interactive video communications between the millions of coaches of different sports who are located throughout the world" will be enabled.

On the Blogosphere

Will Richardson is writing a lot about UPStream TV.

The Story of My Second Life involves a group of eighth graders in, you guess it, Second Life.

When was the last time you discussed music labels with your students with reference to Web 2.0? TechCrunch provides some fodder.

At Classroom 2.0

Jomcleay's request for blogging/wiki collaborators has returned to the front page.

Kelly Christopherson discusses the ways in which technology can assist administrator walk-throughs. Check out Kelly's wiki, as well.

This Just In

Gordon Dahlby points us to a podcast of Andy Carvin's interview about social networks on NPR. He suggests that we contribute to the conversation on the sociology of online social networks.

Save the Date

Social Networking in U.K. Conference - 5 November 2007

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