The 2007 NETA conference is over and, in my eyes, was a huge success. I had the opportunity to do two presentations, one on about podcasting and one helping Deanna with Web 2.0 tools for teachers. We had a full house for both presentations and had several schools express interest in getting more information for follow-up on both topics. I am excited to provide some help to those interested in doing projects in their classroom.
I am interested on following up on several topics Alan November mentioned in his keynote. Teaching the grammar of the Internet- Better searching techniques, how search engines work. Think globally when teaching - Western influence on publications, using classrooms across the globe for authentic learning. Develop authentic learning opportunities to improve student motivation - Real world assignments to solve real world problems!
Working with a new project management software called BaseCamp. It's a free (one project) organizational tool for teams. It looks like it will be a great asset for us here at ESU 10. We are going to start with projects for the studio. Take a look at Basecamp: http://www.basecamphq.com/
Web 2.0 PLC
Investigating the idea of a PLC for Web 2.0 in Education that will have information, ideas, lessons, videos and more about how Web 2.0 can improve student learning.