Merit 2011 – Week 2 Monday Take-Aways

I headed back to Foothills College this morning to start Week 2 of the fabulous Merit 2011 Institute.  Here are some take-aways from today’s sessions: Geocaching with Diane Mein – Loved starting the morning roaming the beautiful Foothills campus in search of geocached sites. Diane provided basic background information to get us started, and then […]

Favs from DEN Nat’l Institute

One of the highlights of my DEN week was the Ameri-Den Idol event. Of the great range of Web 2.0 ideas, tools, and classroom snippets shared, here are a few favorites: Fantastic Contraption: Be sure to use this link to bring up the ad-free version shared by Debbi Wrobel. I’m imagining the thinking possibilities required […]

Blogging with 4th Graders

Before the Winter Break, I introduced the 4th grade teachers in my EETT grant to blogs and blogging during a 3-hour whirlwind workshop. With only a week left before vacation, already several went “live” with their blogs and invited their students to post comments, noting that their students immediately took to blogging. One of the […]

Three New Favorites

I’ve been having a ball this week at EDCOE facilitating some Web 2.0 workshops. Last week’s sessions were on blogging and podcasting. Right now I’m working the agenda and resources for Tuesday’s Tools for Collaborative Writing workshop. Between conversations with EDCOE’s Kate Doyle and emails from NWP colleagues, I’ve discovered three new resources that have […]

Describing Web 2.0 Possibilities

If YouTube required a written script, explanation, or augmentation to accompany each video, then for Cisco’s Human Network… [kml_flashembed movie=”” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] …I would recommend David Warlick’s post Is Pedogogy Getting in the Way of Learning?, which starts with a description of his morning’s conversation with colleagues across the nation and world as […]