Here is a copy of my original forum discussion post, plus a few updates:
If you are interested in emerging technologies, you might want to follow the link to the TechSparked
I recently came across a few long-standing blogs that never crossed my path during my Google searches, and I was thinking that a Classroom 2.0 discussion about blog-sharing might be helpful, since… Continue
Added by Lynn Marentette on June 15, 2010 at 6:27am —
Added by Amanda Kenuam on June 10, 2010 at 2:35pm —
Added by Amanda Kenuam on June 2, 2010 at 8:59am —
Added by Amanda Kenuam on May 18, 2010 at 8:24am —
Hello. I just guest posted on Ning’s blog about a great experience we had using a Ning network in our university class this semester. Thought you all may have interest:… Continue
Added by Jack Hadley on April 16, 2010 at 12:41pm —
Previous statement… Posted yesterday.
“…the proposed research will not focus on the concepts of e-learning since I consider a fundamental difference between the learning practices and methods within web 2.0 social networks and the instructional nature Continue
of e-learning methods. The concept of e-learning will however be
discussed and partly analyzed to emphasize the unique nature or learning
within web 2.0 social networking…
Added by Gudmundur Bogason on March 18, 2010 at 4:11am —
This past week I finally had a chance to mess around with the curriculum sharing platform BetterLesson
, and I thought I’d share my thoughts. MORE...
Added by Shawn Roner on February 15, 2010 at 7:29pm —
Over the past five years, the response of most school administrators to social networking sites– YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, etc.– is simply to restrict access on campus. In a recent piece in Slate, Nicholas Bramble argues it’s time to open access to these sites. MORE...
Added by Shawn Roner on February 4, 2010 at 10:22am —
In an attempt to compete with more open social networking platforms like Twitter, Facebook’s management made an important and very controversial decision in December to change the privacy settings for the popular social networking site. MORE...
Added by Shawn Roner on January 30, 2010 at 9:39am —
Jane Hart (Center for Learning and Performance Technologies) put together a very useful chart comparing the three different ways to build a social learning environment. MORE...
Added by Shawn Roner on January 8, 2010 at 10:45am —
Considering the growing role social media technology is playing in K-12 education, I found Ravit Lichtenberg’s blog 10 Ways Social Media Will Change in 2010 to be insightful. Most edtechies realize that 2009 was a pivotal year for social media technology and see its expanded use by everyday educators as a transformative development in K-12 education. MORE...
Added by Shawn Roner on January 4, 2010 at 10:49pm —
This post was originally posted on Tech Academy at www.andreagenevieve.com
In 2009 there’s been a common stereotype, in any field, that young people don’t know what they are talking about. Over the past year the debate has grown over the positive
Added by Andrea Genevieve Michnik on December 17, 2009 at 10:03am —
Building awareness around a brand (especially a new brand) is difficult. Over the past few weeks I've been getting out into the education community (the online community that is) and have connected with bloggers and individuals who I think would be great additions to our Beta testing group.
You see, when we launch http://coursefeeds.com
we plan to do so in measured steps (so we can tweak the system to best fit the needs of our… Continue
Added by Joseph Thibault on December 15, 2009 at 2:44pm —
I had been using Etherpad –http://www.etherpad.com
–for a while, but had never experimented its potential as a collaborative tool in the classroom.
Etherpad is one of the best online-based word processors out there not only because it is free (and now open source since Google acquired it) but also because it enables users to create a public pad without having to sign up for an account. Etherpad has many other wonderful features such as easy… Continue
Added by Imwinkelried on December 9, 2009 at 4:08pm —
Facebook has become an essential tool for young adults to stay in contact with friends and family and to create a sense of community with their peers. For school administrators, then, utilizing Facebook to improve communication and to create an interactive experience for their school community only makes sense. MORE...
Added by Shawn Roner on November 24, 2009 at 8:30am —
Added by Lynn Marentette on November 7, 2009 at 6:30am —
I haven't written here in a long time, and I don't usually cross-post. But this time, it's different. Here goes:
Unless you live in a vacuum, you know what happened at Ft. Hood, Texas yesterday. Tragedy for those there, tragedy for all our military forces everywhere, as they are, truly, a band of brothers and sisters who normally trust each other with their very lives. Yesterday, that trust was betrayed.
News reports were as chaotic as the scene, as the networks struggled… Continue
Added by Linda Loder on November 6, 2009 at 8:00am —
I teach fifth grade social studies at the Haverford School. In the next few weeks we will be studying ancient Egypt. I like to set up some collaboration with students in Egypt. Maybe, our students can share what it is like to be an American student and an Egyptian student. Perhaps, we can use Skype as a way of communicating.
Added by Robert X. Allman on October 27, 2009 at 12:21pm —
In a recent piece on educational technology, Anya Kamenetz discusses a significant trend that is transforming higher education. According to Kamenetz, Web 2.0 technology is transforming higher education from a centralized and highly organized top down distributive model to a decentralized student-oriented learning model–one that is highly individualized, fairly inexpensive, and accessible just about everywhere.… Continue
Added by Shawn Roner on October 8, 2009 at 11:09am —
Reposted from Meg's Notebook
, a social networking site for educators, has just published the preliminary findings (never quite sure what that means) of a survey of K-12 Educators on social networking and online collaboration tools
. The online… Continue
Added by Meg H on October 6, 2009 at 8:04pm —