Monday, October 8, 2007

Web 2.0 in Education: Monday October 8, 2007

In the News

The Fort Worth Star Telegram is reporting, "More Fort Worth teachers will be using interactive whiteboards and other advanced technology if voters approve a $593.6 million bond program that school district leaders say will pave the way for high-tech, interactive classrooms."

South Africa's Independent Online reports, "Although the voice sounded human, the teacher was not. It was a robot named Tiro, which was recently invited for one day to assist a human instructor with a 30-minute English class at Euon Primary School in the central South Korean city of Daejon, 250km south of Seoul."

On the Blogosphere:

Cool Cat Teacher, (AKA Vicki Davis) provides notes from a seminar on cooperative learning in the era of Classroom 2.0.

Wesley Fryer reports that the K-12 Online Conference has officially begun.

The Infinite Thinking Machine reports, "wonderful (classroom management) ideas have been built from years of “experience” in Classroom 1.0. The educational technology world is filled with advocates for Classroom 2.0 who share the opportunities of Web 2.0. But some are starting to ask questions like “Why are more teachers not flocking to use Web 2.0 tools?”

At Classroom 2.0

Rich White wants to know how teachers are using smart boards in their classrooms.

Robin Martin asks, "Can anyone recommend a tool to allow our math teacher to conduct 'study sessions' online."

Gerry Davis writes about using student response systems in the classroom: "My experience, having been on both ends of the SRS is that, as a student with a clicker well posed questions you feel and are more engaged. As a teacher they let you know how you are doing, which is very reassuring."

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