Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Web 2.0 in Education: Wednesday November 7, 2007



In the News


From Market Wire, "Wetpaint..today announced the availability of fully integrated Web 2.0 discussion forums for its rapidly growing community of nearly 600,000 wiki websites."

PR Newswire posts, "Decision '08 Enters the Classroom: NBC News and HotChalk Launch Revolutionary Digital Election Resource, Exclusively for Education."

Ad Hoc News reports, "Wireless Generation...today announced the launch of www.Free-Reading.net, an open source Website where teachers can access a free, sequential, research-based reading intervention program for grades K-1, and contribute their own lessons and insights into what works best in the classroom."

EarthTimes.org shares, "Route 21 (a new website)...showcases how 21st century skills can be supported through standards, assessments, professional development, curriculum and instruction and learning environments."

The USA Today is running an article entitled,"Free Online Materials Could Save Schools Billions."

Read this article from the New York Times to learn more about the $200 computer available at Wal-Mart.


On the Blogosphere

The Edublog Awards announces, "What Makes You Such a Good Digizen," an online competition about cyberbullying prevention for 14 to 19 year old.

Check out Learning Blogs' "Skype: Easy Collaborations with Audio and Video Conferencing."

Jo McLeay writes on The Open Classroom, "I had been talking the my teacher librarian about specialized information sources that student were overlooking due to their overdependence on Google..."


At Classroom 2.0

Connie Weber writes, "Just read an article in Science News called "Virtual Worlds, Real Science." It's about scientists studying what happens in games and social networks."

Tim Holt shares, " Vid Snacks is a ning site dedicated to student-created video content.
Everyone is invited to join. Here is the address: http://vidsnacks.ning.com/.


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