Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Web 2.0 in Education: Wednesday October 24, 2007

In the News

The Frederick News-Post Online reports, "Two local teachers have formed a division of Mindworks Learning Institute to use technology to support reading and math instruction." informs us, "A group of Massachusetts high-tech chief executives...has begun an effort to boost the state's K-12 public education system by raising corporate money to support pilot schools and advanced placement programs."

On the Blogosphere

Kis21Learning presents eleven essential Web 2.0 widgets for teachers.

Moving Forward: a "wiki (that) houses a collection of resources to help presenters as they help move schools and universities forward into the 21st century. If you have a resource to add, please do so!"

Patrick Higgins, Jr. offers a series of professional development workshops including (but not limited to) "Presenting with Google Earth in the Social Studies Classroom"; "The Media Rich Classroom"; and, "Feedback Matters: How student feedback can change your lesson design: before, during, and after."

On Classroom 2.0

Darren Draper wants to know where you stand on media ethics. He's posted a survey.

Samccoy suggests sharing satellite images of the disaster in California with your students.

Bobby Norman writes, "With a document camera, EVERY book can be a big book! I simply cannot describe the difference it has made it the way I teach, and as I can tell so far, my students' learning!"

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