Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Web 2.0 in Education: Wednesday October 10, 2007

In the News

Rocky Mountain News is running an interesting article about Karl Fisch and his wonderful "Shift Happens" presentation. If you haven't seen it, you are missing out.

PR Web reports, "VIP Tone, Inc. today announced that it will grant FREE, perpetual licenses of its School MATRIX® 2.0 web-based data management platform to small K-12 public school districts in the United States."

CNet's News Blog writes about high school gadget inventors. "High schools not only house next year's basketball legend, but also the future gadget mastermind."

CNet Asia reports, "Last week, an incident in which middle school (6th to 8th grade) kids created Facebook groups to attack and defame their teachers, happened in one of the top school here in Hong Kong."


On the Blogosphere

Mobile Technology in TAFE ponders, "...How do we best support the needs of educators when doing professional development," online.

Beyond School asks, "Is Ninging the same as blogging?"

Ewan McIntosh writes, "It's easy to assume that all teachers have an equal understanding of educational jargon; we don't. Blogs, wikis and podcasts might be unsavoury vocabulary for many educators, used as a way to escape having to learn new skills," in summary of his participation on Women in Web 2.0 Skypecast.


At Classroom 2.0

Bob Stimson writes, " I’m giving up! I will no longer attempt to inspire the administrators of my school and district with the wonders of Web 2.0," in what he titles, "An Educator's Manifesto! Arise! You have Nothing to Lose But Your Chains."

Jeremy Aldrich reports, "Animoto is a site that takes your uploaded pictures and mixes them into a beautiful and fast-paced slideshow, like something you might see on a TV commercial."


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