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."
Boston.com 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!"
Want to let us know some news about Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies in the classroom? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Andrew Pass at 5:11 PM