A reminder to please take the NetDay Survey! This will give our district some great information about technology in our community, plus it will keep a record over time. http://www.netdayspeakup.org/ The password is ***** Thanks.
I just spent 2 days at the Christa McAulliffe Conference in Nashua, NH. Bob Sprankle and I presented a workshop called Hands On Podcasting, Podcasting with Purpose (Bob), http://www.nhcmtc.org/2006
There is also a live podcast with folks from the conference. If you are interested in learning how to apply podcasting to your classroom please contact Bob Sprankle or Cheryl Oakes.
To listen to the podcast you can go to Women of the Web 2.0, and click the link http://womenofweb2.podomatic
Highlights from Alan November:
Our journey using web tools must include making our classrooms the hub of communication. The communication needs to be worldwide. If we are not teaching our students how to communicate globally we are doing them a disservice. Our classroom tools must include blogs, wikis, podcasts and SKYPE.
See my post at TechLearning.com/blog Go Global with GlobalSpeak!
David Weinberger talked about social learning and how our students see things differently. Our students don't see lists and taxonomies, rather, they are the product of the Internet and they see the interconnectedness of items. We digital immigrants are a product of the Dewey Decimal System and our students are a product of Amazon.com where they can find a iPod under many links: electronics, music, digital recorders, toys, mp3 players....... the list can go on. We digital immigrants need to learn more so we can teach them how to do more productive, reliable and precise searches on the Internet.
Try these 2 ways to search and compare the process. If you want more information on how to provide you and your students with more productive web searches stay tuned!
Try a google search for Joshua Chamberlain
it provided me with 745,000 hits in .05 seconds.
However, if you go to AltaVista, type Joshua Chamberlain + edu in the search
this will provide you with 35 hits and all will have something associated with a school.
If you want more information on how to provide you and your students with more productive web searches stay tuned! Is this helpful? More soon!
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