February 18, 2007
During a recent workshop on Internet safety, I attempted to provide teachers with classroom-related examples of Web 2.0 use. It might have been more information than they needed since they arrived expecting to hear about iSafety, not student projects. As I rethink the workshop agenda, I’m collecting sample videos to provide quick – and maybe inspiring – glimpses into the Read/Write web. Here’s what I have so far:
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gmP4nk0EOE (Thanks to NWP TL Tanya Witherspoon.
- http://learningismessy.com/blog/?p=196 (From Brian Crosby)
- http://www.infinitethinking.org/2006/12/itm-4-welcome-to-blogosphere.html (Chris Walsh).
April 16, 2006
I’ve followed a few of Will Richardson’s Weblogg-ed posts regarding his switch from Manila blogs to WP. I am making the same switch via edublogs. Many thanks to James Farmer for offering a free site for educators. My only suggestion would be to offer a theme or two geared to elementary classrooms. The WP interface is user-friendly enough to bring teachers on board with blogging within a two-hour workshop. Jumping in to edit a theme’s CSS, however, is definitely for the advanced user.
March 28, 2006
Bud the Teacher has posted a great idea for blogging workshop opening activity. He posted the activity as an untested idea, so I’ll be checking back on his site to see if the activity actually proved an effective way to make visible the interactivity of the read/write web.
March 26, 2006
A quote from Classroom Blogging: “It’s simple! Literacy is about communicating. It is about reading and writing. Blogging is about communicating. It is about reading and writing.
- Literacy = Communication (reading + writing)
- Blogging = Communication (reading + writing)
- Blogging = Lieteracy
March 25, 2006
I’ve just ordered Will Richardson’s book Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts. In the meantime I’m catching up with Will via his recent podcast with Alan November. Good stuff!
March 12, 2006
Many thanks to Edublogs.org for providing teachers with free spaces for exploring the blogosphere. Given the growing bad press given to MySace and other blogs that our students are flocking to with little regard for the do’s and don’ts of electronic writing, I am in search examples and evidence (both anecdotal and empirical) that supports the use of blogs in the classroom.