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Archive for June, 2006

Professional Development in Schools, Add Kids

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Will Richardson wraps up a full day of teaching our Blog2Learn teachers about blogging by giving advice this final advice:
Next time we do one of these things. Invite the kids. They will show you more than you think possible.
The key message I heard from the day is that this is all about networking [...]

Will Richardson Continues Educational Blog Lecture

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Will Richardson tells our Blog2Learn teachers:
Kids need models. You should be their model by blogging, if you want them to blog. You should have your own personal reflective space. That is kind of scary. There is transparency there. You have to think carefully, if you identify yourself.
Shows us The Thinking Stick. A teacher [...]

Will Richardson Lecturing at Kennesaw State

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Will Richardson, author of Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms, is speaking at our Blog2Learn workshop at Kennesaw State University.

He just said there are now 1 billion people on the web. Guess how long to get to 2 billion — answer, 2015. That means 2 billion people whose knowledge we [...]

Steve Yelvington Says Connect with Community

Monday, June 5th, 2006

Steve Yelvington, Vice President of Content and Strategy at Morris Digital Works and a force behind the Bluffton Today , told the 13th World Editors Forum in Moscow, according to EditorsWeblog:
The fact that “Generation Y” is not picking up the newspaper reading habit is not a “problem with ink on paper,” said Yelvington. “It’s a [...]

Teaching Language Arts Teachers How to Blog

Monday, June 5th, 2006

This week Dr. Earl Holliday, Mike Keleher and I will be teaching about 25 Language Arts teachers how to use weblogs in the classroom. It is part of a grant we have entitled: “Improving Language Arts Instruction through the Use of Weblogs.”

We are now calling the project Blog2Learn. It will be keeping me busy [...]