133.jpgMovie Time

8:30-9:15

Homework-

Use this- Pageflakes page created by Adrian Bruce to find 2-3 blogs that interest you. Leave a comment. Then go to our workshop blog
and share the link with us of the blog you commented on. Be sure and add the blog to your Google Reader. Then check out the blogs that others went to (by reading the comments) and either add them to your aggregator (if they interest you) or add to the conversation on the blog they linked to or both! Be sure and add Adrian's Pageflake's page to your delicious bookmarks.

Outcomes for this activity:
- you are finding, vetting, and reading blogs
- you are using blogs for scholarly practice and personal growth
- you are a producer of information and not just a consumer
- you are learning some basic html
- you are using your RSS aggregator
- you are gaining an awareness of Pageflakes as a RSS reader and content organizer
- you are becoming skilled at using delicious as a bookmarking tool.


9:15-10:30


Cool Tools- Let's Get Started Thinking about the Tools of the 21st Century Classroom


Cool Tools

Resources

BLOGS


Blogging Clip
Places to Blog
http://www.blogger.com/start
http://www.edublogs.org/
http://classblogmeister.com/index.php
http://www.takingitglobal.org
https://www.imbee.com/
http://www.think.com

User Roles in Edublog
Explanation of User Roles in Edublogs

Elementary Kids and Blogs
http://www.mamkschools.org/mas/class/grade4/brune/2005/mr.brune/commenting.mov
http://anne.teachesme.com/2006/09/19/webquest-on-blogging/
http://www.webquest.org/questgarden/lessons/34308060831081120/
http://concepts.pbwiki.com/Read
http://itc.blogs.com/podcast/files/Zachary32bit.mp3
http://weblogs.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/georgia/
http://classblogmeister.com/blog.php?blogger_id=1337
http://wilsonwhiskers.blogspot.com/

Secondary Kids and Blogs
http://weblogs.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/bees/
http://room613talk05.edublogs.org/
http://sphsdigital2.blogspot.com/
http://abpc.wikispaces.com/Darren
http://www.oldeschoolspace.org/_weblog/everyone.php
http://sherylnb.suprglu.com/

Want to Know More? Want to Know More about Blogs and Wikis?

examples
http://delicious.com/abpcjohn

ask..
http://www.classroom20.com/
http://www.tappedin.org
http://supportblogging.com/

how To
http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2006/03/ten-habits-of-bloggers-that-win.html
http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2006/03/power-of-newbie.html
http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2006/02/how-do-i-easily-add-tags-to-my-blog.html
http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2006/02/how-to-set-up-classroom-blog-using.html
http://www.teachersteachingteachers.org/
http://www.seedwiki.com/wiki/teaching_with_blogs/teaching_with_blogs?save=true#Blogging%20in%20Secondary%20School
http://maythetechbewithyou.wikispaces.com/blogs
http://abpc.wikispaces.com/

policies and safety
http://budtheteacher.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page
http://www.blogsafety.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1200000037

Other Tools

FLICKR
http://flickr.com/
http://www.mappr.com/
http://www.quickonlinetips.com/archives/2005/03/great-flickr-tools-collection/http://flickr.com/photos/cogdog/265279980/

Check out this PowerPoint on Blogging made by Elementary students




10:30 - 10:40 - Break


10:40- 12:00 Create Your Blog and Create Your First Post


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What is a 21st Century Teacher?

Alex Ragone tackles this tough question on his "Learning Blog" and many other deep thinkers responded.
Jeff Utecht reflects on how his teacher's use of blogs and wikis in purposeful ways makes them Teacher 2.0.
I interview NECC07 attendees on what they call Teacher 2.0 and capture their responses as text posts and podcasts here here here and here.

This week we have talked about how the world has changed, how students have changed, how schools should change - now let's focus on how teachers should change. After you create your blog, create a short post on what it means or doesn't mean to be a 21st Century teacher. What are the characteristics of a successful 21st Century teacher? What does a 21st Century teacher need to be able to do with their students that a 20th Century teacher did not have to do?

photo credit: Mark Treadwell

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch


1:00- 2:00 Tools, Tools, and more Tools


2:00- 2:25 Bill Fitzgerald- Open Source Discussion on Skype


2:25- 2:30- Debrief




Worth Thinking About


We should be thinking from the ground up. That's different from changing everything. However, we first have to understand how we got the education system that we now have. Teachers are wonderful, and there are hundreds of thousands of them who are creative and terrific, but they are operating in a system that is completely out of time. It is a system designed to produce industrial workers.

Alvin Toffler


I'm a wordsmith. I write books. I love books. So I don't want to be an accomplice to their death. But clearly, they're not enough. The textbooks are the same for every child; every child gets the same textbook. Why should that be? Why shouldn't some kids get a textbook -- and you can do this online a lot more easily than you can in print -- why shouldn't a kid who's interested in one particular thing, whether it's painting or drama, or this or that, get a different version of the textbook than the kid sitting in the next seat, who is interested in engineering?

Alvin Toffler