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Monday, February 16, 2009

Thing 1 (23): Learn about Web 2.0 pt.1

Reflections on: A day in the life of Web 2.0 by David Warlick

Wow! The use of blogs and wikis as a colloaboration tool is amazing. I think back 10 to 12 years ago, the stone age, when I started an online classroom. My students used email, forms, and bullitin boards to communicate, or rather to post information. The article showed how now all stakeholders of schools and districts can "contribute" and "shape" information for the betterment of all parties. This allows for students to broaden and deepen learning by exploration and contributions. Love the use of RSS feeds for updates on blogs and pod casts for parents and students. And of course for cross-curricular collaboration by staff, the system is amazing. What will we have in 2 to 5 years that takes this process further? Until then, I can't wait to learn more about RSS feeds!