Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Question from Will Richardson's Book

Hopefully you have had a chance to start diving into Will Richardson's Book "Blogs, Wikis, and Podcasts.". After reading the first chapter, take a minute to respond to the following questions as a comment!

What is your opinion of the term "Digital Native" and "Digital Immigrant"? Which do you think that you are? Do you really think all of your students are "Digital Natives"?

Please post your comments by October 1.

Q and A with Scott McLeod

Below is a link to a document on the R: drive with comments from staff after Dr. McLeod's presentation.
I thought they mirrored where people were at on the spectrum during the "Shock and Awe" activity.

Q and A with Scott McLeod

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Week 2 Update

Just a friendly reminder for those of you who have not turned in your PGT's to please get those in by this Friday. We will be organizing our training around what you have selected, and want to start setting that up.
Based on the e-mail yesterday, regarding Late Start days, we are tentatively planning to conduct training during the first two late start sessions.

We've had some feedback already regarding the Web 2.0 recommendations sent out yesterday. We want to be sure that you include and discuss with students the Code of Ethics in whatever project you are working on.
The letter is meant to be a sample, and you can alter it to meet your needs.

Finally, I have been working with ToolFactory to create a podcast and wanted to share it with you.
You can subscribe or listen to it here: Musings from Mike.

I'd love to hear some feedback!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Sample Letter for Parents and Code of Ethics

The following is a link to the sample letter that we have put together for you to share with parents. You will need to copy and past into Word. Each building will need to coordinate by team/grade level/ department who will be sending the letter out. Thanks to Tom Sutcliff for getting this started. Here is a link to a Wiki that includes further Acceptable Use with Web 2.0.
http://k12wiki.wikispaces.com/Social+Networking+Acceptable+Use

Internal Link to Letter:
R:\Technology\Web 2.0 Policies\Web 2 0 Permission Letter

Be sure to include the link to the Student Code of Ethics. The URL is: http://www.edina.k12.mn.us/support/technology/tis/pdf/Student%20Web%202.0%20Code%20of%20Ethics.pdf

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Blogs vs. Wikis

Here is a humorous video that illustrates the different applications of blogs and wikis.