Thursday, October 11, 2007

Web 2.0 Tools - What Can Bishop Kelley HS Do?

Bishop Kelley High School
Web 2.0: An Introduction

What is Web 2.0?
We are going to get a taste of what Web 2.0 – or as it is also called, the Read/Write Web – is all about. We will explore how you can harness the power of the Read/Write web as a means of constructing new knowledge through conversation, networking, and collaboration.

The following video from the Youville Blog will not only get your head started spinning, but will also get us started talking.

Find more videos like this on Classroom 2.0

Or, what about this one?

The Machine is Us/ing Us.

We thought you might be interested in looking at a few of the blogs we find particularly relevant to education and technology integration. As a collaboration and communication tool, blogs have found their place in education. Many teachers use them for professional development and continued learning.

Check out the following education/professional development focused blogs:
Moving at the Speed of Creativity
Teachers Teaching Teachers
Blog of Proximal Development
2 Cents Worth
The Good Habits Blog

Several teachers are using blogs in the classroom as a tool for collaboration and communication. They find that blogging results in much more authentic learning for students.

Check out the following education/classroom use blogs:
Mrs. Watts Second Grade Computer Classroom
AP English Literature and Composition
English 12
Maybry - Classroom and Teacher blogs
Applied Science Research Blogs Alan November - Examples in Education
Mrs. Cassidy's Classroom Blog (1st and 2nd Graders)
Blogical Minds

Check out the following student blogs:
Thom Thumb Stuffs
L heure entre chien et loup

Check out the following education/safety focused postings and articles:
MySpace Education
Change Agency

Blogging Tips and Tricks:
More Blog Resources Than You Can Read (On Lee Anne's Delicious Account)
Web Blog Basics
Blogs - Anatomy
Blogs for Learning
valuating Blogging
logging Best Practices

Best Wiki Ever – 8th Floor’s Wiki About Wikis
Wikis in Plain English

Grammar Girl
Radio Willow Web
Just One More Book
What is Podcasting – Ask A Ninja
Psychology Rap – videocast on YouTube

Other Web 2.0 Tools to Explore
Classroom 2.0 – Kind of like MySpace for Teachers!
RSS in Plain English

Please Do!
Post your thoughts as a "comment" by clicking on the “comments” hyperlink at the bottom of this blog post. You can contribute as “other or anonymous.” Be sure to include your name somewhere. Read others’ comments and feel free to comment on their comments.

Lee Anne

K12Online Conference Teasers

Participate in the free K12 Online Conference

What a fantastic idea! Teasers. The presenters at the conference have made little teasers to let conference attendees SEE and HEAR what their presentations will cover.

You can find them on the K12Online Conference wiki:

I saw several I am interested in, for example:
Karen Richardson-- “Crossing the Copyright Boundary in the Digital Age”

Go. Look. See.

Lee Anne

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

K12 Online Conference 2007 - FREE ONLINE Conference

Participate in the free K12 Online Conference

I can't believe I forgot to remind every one about this FREE online conference. If you have attended in the past, you know what a gluttonous, overabundance of resources are shared every day. It is not too late to jump in.

Here is a link to the conference home:
Here is a link to the conference wiki:

"The K-12 Online Conference invites participation from educators around the world interested in innovative ways Web 2.0 tools and technologies can be used to improve learning. This FREE conference is run by volunteers and open to everyone. The 2007 conference theme is “Playing with Boundaries”. This year’s conference begins with a pre-conference keynote the week of October 8, 2007. The following two weeks, October 15-19 and October 22-26, forty presentations will be posted online to the conference blog (this website) for participants to download and view. Live Events in the form of three “Fireside Chats” and a culminating “When Night Falls” event will be announced. Everyone is encouraged to participate in both live events during the conference as well as asynchronous conversations.
More information about podcast channels and conference web feeds is available! "

Hope to see you there!
Lee Anne