I have an exciting opportunity beginning this week, I will be co-teaching an online web 2.o tools for the classroom course with Darren Draper. Darren will actually have some participants face to face with him in the Jordan School District in Sandy, Utah. I myself have encouraged and invited teachers in my area to sign up, and our participation will be virtual. A few weeks ago Darren blogged about his idea of open staff development. We talk of free open source applications, conducting staff development in the same way seems to be the direction to go. Our course is called Social Software in the Classroom. Here is what we are planning, please visit Darren’s blog for all of the details regarding the applications you will need to install to be ready to go.
- Class begins Wednesday September 19 and meets every week for 5 weeks
- Time – 6:30 to 9:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time. Click here for your time zone.
- We will use our class wikis http://socialsoftware07.wikispaces.com and there will be QuickTime audio/video feed set up by the tech wizards who work with Darren. Please make sure you have the latest version installed, free download, just follow the link.
- If you would like to join us please send me a message through skype, robin.ellis1, I will be moderating the skype chat and will need your contact information.
I believe we have a great deal to share, there are many online resources available to be used in classrooms with students, as well as for collaboration among teachers and district colleagues. Please join us, we look forward to meeting and working with you.
Additional information: if you would like to attend please visit the wiki to join the class. If you are only available for a few classes and are not looking for any kind of in service credit you do not have to attend all five sessions.
This course is being offered as a starting point for anyone interested in learning about web 2.0 applications and how they can be used in education. We also welcome all who may be interested, the more people we can share our information with the more we will all learn.