I found this while searching Kim Cofino's website
over the break. Most of you in this arena know Kim, and her
ideas and implementation are wonderful. I have been thinking quite a
bit recently about the future of our profession, the types of students
we want to have, and the adults we want entering the world as they
leave our schools.
It is not about the… Continue
Added by Patrick Higgins on April 13, 2007 at 9:43pm —
Mid-January this year I left my position as an elementary principal to become a technology instructional coach for the district. At first I had to go through a bit of culture shock, not dealing with angry parents, not dealing with angry teachers, not seeing angry students, not dealing with angry central office administrators, etc. to working in a very small department on the backside of the district. My e-mails went from 100 a day to less than 10 and my face to face traffic was even less. I was… Continue
Added by Clifton Dancy on April 13, 2007 at 1:16pm —
– This first-ever, international, all-day “meetup” of educational
bloggers will take place on Saturday, June 23rd, at the Georgia World
Conference Center in Atlanta just before the start of NECC.
All are invited–whether you yourself blog, are just an educational blog reader, Continue
or even just want to hang out with an interesting group of people. The
event is free, and you can indicate that…
Added by Steve Hargadon on April 13, 2007 at 12:14pm —
(Cross-post from www.SteveHargadon.com)Gina Bianchini
is the co-founder and CEO of Ning
the "do-it-yourself" social networking site. Gina is no ivory-tower
entrepreneur--she is an active participant herself in several Ning
networks, and she demonstrates her passion (and her hands-on style) in
this fun interview. We… Continue
Added by Steve Hargadon on April 13, 2007 at 10:29am —
John Pederson tagged me with this “what are your secrets to a successful life” meme. Now, I’d like to dedicate this meme to my Continue
grandmother. I’m home visiting my family and my grandmother, who is 92,
is just a wonderful person. The day that she found out we were coming
home to visit, she went up town and made sure she had Easter gifts for
all 7 of my children. She makes sure to buy each of them a treat for
the drive home and just loves to have them visit. (Me, on…
Added by Kelly Christopherson on April 13, 2007 at 10:10am —
(Cross-post from www.SteveHargadon.com)
having an incredible brainstorm about used computers and homeless
shelters, emergency shelters, low-income housing units, schools, etc.
is our kitchen computer. Actually, it's just the monitor and our small
stereo. The computer is below, and pictured…
Added by Steve Hargadon on April 13, 2007 at 12:34am —
...is really, really hard.
I thought it would be a good idea to actually try and do the things I ask my students do, even though one of the great perks of being a teacher is avoiding homework. And I realized that creating a digital essay is ridiculously, insanely, exhilaratingly hard
One of the issues is that no one's really sure what a digital essay looks like because the form is in it's infant stages. Probably the best examples out there right now are… Continue
Added by SparklingDrift on April 12, 2007 at 9:28pm —
I would like to formally study educational technology through a Canadian on-line course however not too many of these exist. The great irony is that I e-mailed the director of one program and haven't heard back after a month. On-line, hu?
Added by Shayne Train on April 12, 2007 at 5:01pm —
I thought I'd try this out to see how this works. I usually use my other blog
but thought I'd join the network to see who's here and what people are doing.
As an administrator in rural Saskatchewan, Canada, I am interested in using technology to expand the opportunities for the students in my school. I am always looking for ideas that we can adapt to our school. I like to find information for the teachers and librarian to help them in their… Continue
Added by Kelly Christopherson on April 12, 2007 at 1:57pm —
Members of Purpose games, are invited to create,play and comment on the Games on site. I have found that the comments are usually very positive, and useful, pointing out a mistake I made or a way the game could be improved. Game making on the site is very simple and could be a a great end of year activity. To make a game one creates a gameboard using any graphic program, this is then uploaded to the site and hot spots and clues are added at the click of… Continue
Added by SusanTsairi on April 12, 2007 at 12:01pm —
As I sit here at our local Intermediate Unit in a seminar by Will Richarson, I am pumped by the possibilities of what I can now do (or will soon be able to do) in my classroom. The plethora of information that is available to the "wired" students of today is astronomical as compared to what was available a thousand years ago when I was on the other side of the desk, stuck with strictly pen and paper. Continue
I feel that I am a fairly technological person who is dedicate to life long…
Added by Tina Muzina on April 12, 2007 at 11:50am —
Good morning. It has been a pleasure taking a look around at all the different blogs and seeing such a large group sharing a deep interest in similar things. I am an ESL teacher in the Twin Cities at an Alternative High School and recently began writing my Master in Teaching paper on the use of Blogs in the classroom. The end product will be two curriculums, one for Social Studies and the… Continue
Added by John Franke on April 12, 2007 at 10:42am —
If someone has already started a conversation on a teacher group of collaborators similar to the following suggestion, I missed it, and I apologize for the repetition. I’d like to join your group if it exists. If such a group does not exist, here are some observations and an idea.
Strangely, I’ve had some familiar experiences here on Classroom 2.0 as a new online social network member. These online experiences are a lot like the experiences I’ve had while attending other large… Continue
Added by Dave Ehrhart on April 12, 2007 at 10:31am —
[Cross-posted at Higher Edison]
As a gold-standard certified introvert and digital immigrant, the interactive, public, exposed aspects of Web 2.0 send me squarely out of my comfort zone. And,
happily, they land me right into my zone of proximal development---aka
the squirming-is-good-for-you zone. When I began teaching middle
school, it was a similar…
Added by sschwister on April 11, 2007 at 10:45pm —
I had a lot of fun making a video for my Classroom 2.0 page
. I have a new computer
in my lab with an i-sight camera. It was fun to actually use it. It would be cool if other people could also post "hello" videos so we could see more than a picture of each other. I guess the coolest would be if we could video conference with each other at some point. I've never done that. Although I have video… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Davis on April 11, 2007 at 6:13pm —
When blogging becomes a teacher-centered activity
I just posted on this topic on the Generation YES blog. It's about a dilemma we've come across with teachers turning off the blogs we provide because "students write too
much" - and thinking about what we should do. I invite Classroom
2.0-ers to comment as well! We need all the ideas we can get....
Here's the start of the post...…
Added by Sylvia Martinez on April 11, 2007 at 2:55pm —
Scrapblog enables users to upload photos, choose a theme, arrange the photos to their liking on the page and add stickers, background music and text. Viewers are invited to leave comments. Could be a great way to present a student… Continue
Added by SusanTsairi on April 11, 2007 at 12:49pm —
Question: What questions will technology advocates have to answer for most teachers before they begin to use the tools of Web 2.0 including social networks sites, more frequently?
1. What's in it for me if I use the tools of Web 2.0?
2. What's in it for my students if we use the tools of Web 2.0?
3. Are the costs of learning how to use the tools of Web 2.0 and becoming comfortable enough with them so that I can introduce them in my classes worth… Continue
Added by Andrew Pass on April 11, 2007 at 7:34am —
I missed this when it first came out, but I've been seeing the repercussions all over the web.
Recently the DOE released the findings of a study they'd done on the
effectiveness of software in reading and mathematics. The basic finding
was that software does not help. There are… Continue
Added by Steve Dickie on April 11, 2007 at 7:07am —
I just got done watching the ABC national news, which by the way, a big thank you to Charles Gibson for his sign off, "I'm Charles Gibson and I hope you had a good day." Thanks Charle... I hope you had a good day too. It's funny, it's like ABC thought, "Hmmm... we just got done telling them about all of the war torn, genocide ridden, paternity testing, you better listen to our recall or your pet will die news.... how can we make them feel better? I know, let's tell them that WE hope YOU had a… Continue
Added by Mitch Fowler on April 10, 2007 at 5:13pm —