Monday, October 29, 2007

Web 2.0 in Education: Monday October 29, 2007



In the News


Campus Technology reports, "Adobe last week announced its intention to release Flex Builder 2 free for students and faculty at education institutions. Flex Builder...is an integrated development environment for the Flex framework, which powers cross-platform rich Internet applications on the Web."

From CNN Money, "Nearly 500 teachers, school administrators and education policymakers from more than 50 countries are gathered in Helsinki, Finland, this week for the third-annual worldwide Innovative Teachers Forum (ITF) and School of the Future (SOF) World Summit, two global events hosted by Microsoft Corp."

CNN.com writes, "Actual public spaces -- the parks and playgrounds their parents enjoyed as children -- are being replaced by the virtual spaces of Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games, social networking Web sites, instant messenger platforms and video-music swapping sites."


On the Blogosphere

Educating the Dragon reviews, "Rubert Wegerif’s Litureature Review in Thinking Skills, Technology and Learning."

Jonesieboy writes, "K12 Online is now just about over, but of course all the presentations are still available to view. There’s a great wealth of materials to work through. I was involved in the selection process for the Classroom 2.0 strand, and am delighted with how it has worked out. So much to look at, so little time…"

From Dean Shareski's Ideas and Thoughts, "Social Learning...It has to happen but what will it look like?"


At Classroom 2.0

Shawn Jackson asks if he's nuts to teach technology without a curriculum. He wants some input.

Larry Ferlazzo writes, "I'm interested in learning about examples of schools using technology to successfully promote parent involvement."

Connie Weber shares, "Just a few weeks ago I started a ning network for my homeroom class of 20 4th and 5th grade students in an independent school in Ann Arbor. The network is absolutely thriving. This is one of the most fascinating things I've every done in my 30 years as an educator."

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