"When I am beginning a new unit, I will have the kids blog on what they think the definition us for out topic of study. I use blogging and sort of the two beginning stages of the KWL. I want to know what they know about a topic and then…"
Some good questions for David...I'm hoping he responds. I haven't had my students blog, but would like to set up some kind of an online discussion forum. I would like to know more about diipo.com. Otherwise,…"
"Blogs and other web 2.0 tools are great resources for teachers and students to use. We're gradually seeing more web 2.0 tools make their way into the classroom. Blogs, microblogs, wikis, social networks, dashboards and activity feeds are just…"
"Yes, Twitter is a great example of a microblog. Similar websites include Tumblr.com. My website Diipo.com (currently still in Beta) and Edmodo.com are two alternatives tailored for the classroom for educators to use."
"Now with this group is it still open to the public or can you accept and deny access to certain people that are wanting to join the group. In this blog what are the objectives for the students to learn? What are the requirements and is there a…"
"Blogs are a good idea, but the only problem that i have with this is the safety of the students and the information that they share. What age are you looking at to implement this idea in the classrooms? And is there a way to get is password…"
"Hi Grace, we have actual teachers and students on there so there is a concern for their privacy. If you would like, I can email you or private message you on classroom20.com my account you can log in with. Just add me as a colleague on classroom 2.0…"
"It would be helpful if you could view the site before joining. I tried to go to the class you mentionned but couldn't see it without signing in. Some public ones would be nice so you could check it out first."
"Hi Laura, I don't have any students myself. But my friends and I built a microblogging platform and we do have some teachers pilot testing. You can give it a try if you want at www.diipo.com
Some of the teachers are not too active... but…"
I'm a recent college grad working on implementing educational microblogging for the classroom. I would like to get some discussions going to talk about the role microblogging and other tools can play in education. My vision is to…"
Hi David. Blogging is a good feature for classroom use for communication. I do think, and recommend blogging as a classroom activity. We absolutely can meet either through CR 2.0 or Twitter. I am interested in the type of response you are receiving from teachers as you approach them about implementing blogging as a tool.
I consult with state department of ed folks, school officials, and instructors as to what types of technology curriculums are the best fit for the courses they offer. I currently work with a company called Certification Partners, LLC and they manage the CIW (Certified Internet Web Professional) program. So mostly I talk about the implementation of courses for intro to IT and Web design/e-commerce. We also have a convergence program that I will talk about some, depending on the fit. I present at conferences several times throughout the year, typically presenting on open source technology and instructional technology.
Hi David!! Thanks for your comment! Yes, my blog post has been approved :-)
But I still wonder why I have this message in my profile (only visible to me): "We have to approve every new member of the network to protect from "spammers." We apologize for any delay this causes. To help in this process, please tell us why you are joining this network."