It is Not the Technology, It is the Education http://blog.discoveryeducation.com/fall-virtcon-2010/ Itís Not the Technology, Itís the Education
Presentation by Gail Lovely at the Discovery Education online virtual conference 23 Oct 2010 #virtcon this is a recording of that session ... well worth watching ... watch online or download
Web 2.0 tools are cool. iPads, cell phones, netbooks, Flip cameras, and computers are too. But technology for technologyís sake isnít always the most efficient way to reach our students.
Learn how to choose the right tools to achieve the desired outcomes of increasing student learning.
The Flat Classroom Project http://www.flatconnections.com/ The Flat Classroom Project ... "a collaborative effort that utilizes Web 2.0 tools to foster communication, collaboration, and creativity between educators and students across the globe" Project co-founders are Vicki Davis (SL: CoolCat Whitman), the IT Director of Westwood Schools in Camilla, Georgia, and Julie Lindsay (SL: Charlotte Ozigard), the head of IT and E-Learning at Qatar Academy in Doha, Qatar.
You can listen to Vicki and Julie talking about the project at an interview they gave in Second Life .. archived online at http://tr.im/jtRI
Moving Toward Web 2.0 in K-12 Education http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2008/10/moving-toward-web-20-in-k-12-education/ Moving Toward Web 2.0 in K-12 Education
The historic changes in information are going to drive historic changes in teaching and learning, and therefore in the institutions dedicated to education. Weíre long overdue for a really good discussion about the purpose of schools, and I believe that Web 2.0 will give us that opportunity.
I believe that the long-term outcome will be a system of learning that is much more productive for our youth, and for their teachers, than currently exists.
TeachAde ... social networking website for educators http://www.teachade.com// TeachAde, the first social networking website designed specifically for educators.
TeachAde is unique because it is one of few websites for classroom teachers, that is completely free and easy to use. Members are able to contribute a variety of files, including multimedia files and complete lesson plans, for others to download and enjoy. In addition to offering blogs and free teacher sites TeachAde offers a real community of educators collaborating on projects.
Web 2.0 : Videos and PowerPoints http://web2videos.blogspot.com/ The link above goes to one of the Shambles "Forest of Theme Blogs" pages that provides videos and other multimedia resources to support the topic here.
If you would like to see all of the Theme Blogs then go to the full list at http://www.shambles.net/blogforest or click where you see this button
Rise of the Participation Culture http://www.wsjb.com/RPC/V1/Home.html "While many of us were placing our attention elsewhere, the post-dotcom-crash World Wide Web and global Internet continued to evolve. Once seemingly going to be solely focused on ecommerce, transaction-centric and primarily Web page publishing paradigms, an amazing array of Web-based applications has burst forth and a new culture is forming comprised of people participating within them. An underlying infrastructure to support these applications has emerged geared to enabling, engaging and encouraging applications to be developed, but also to enable these applications to be leveraged on a massive scale. As a result, a global culture of tech-savvy, always-on and always-connected people is enthusiastically using these new Participation Applications and are shaping our networked world in new and fundamentally profound ways."