Thursday, October 12, 2006

FREE - K12 Online Conference 2006

Don't let the word "free" throw you. Free doesn't mean it's worthless! Although this online conference won't cost you a penny, it's worth "it." (Whatever "it" is for you.) Not only is it worth a million dollars (tax $$, at that), but it is worth your time - a much more valuable commodity. This is a wonderful example of open content and open resource - kind of what the Web 2.0 is all about. These folks are walking their talk and talking their walk.

Do some investigating. I insist
Go to the website K12 Online Conference 2006.
Listen to a podcast about it: Open Content, Open Conference by Wesley Fryer on the School Library Journal website.

I went to a VERY worthwhile conference last summer that featured most of the geniouses featured in (and running) this free online conference. I traveled by plane, gave up weekends, stayed in a hotel, rode busses (w/o air conditioning) and all the junk that goes along with going to conferences. I suffered! I suffered in order to tell you that this is worth your time and is presented to you as the best possible senario - it's free, it's online, and it's at your convenience. I plan on "being there." Why wouldn't I - it's free.

I'm just sayin'
Lee Anne

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

What Happened When I Jumped off the Bridge

I wanted to let you know how my wiki adventure went. Pretty darn good! They are doing a fabulous job, and I am quite impressed with their efforts.

We invite you to have a look at our Comp I class wiki.

(Remember that it is a work in progress - they are in the process of creating their pages.)

Lee Anne

Why Would'ya Wiki?

Have you discovered the power of wikis yet? We have a couple of classes coming up on the Eighth Floor about creating and using wikis in the classroom.

Wiki When You Wanna!
Wed - Nov 15 - 8:30 - 11:30 am
Tues - Nov 28 - 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Need to know a little bit more about them before you commit?
Of course you do.
Listen to our Eighth Floor Podcast on Wikis.

Also, check out Will Richardson's wiki and his page about wikis: