Rethinking Teacher Professional Development for the 21st Century

I am currently attending the Consortiuum of School Networking Conference (CoSN) in Washington DC and had the pleasure this morning to attend an excellent session on the future of “long-term embedded teacher professional development”.  The session was led by Will Richardson and Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach who described a world where teachers build their own learning networks.  Having listened to their presentation I was in violent agreement with them on many fronts…

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How to Embed Almost Anything in your Website

Web 2.0 tools have made it possible for anyone to use digital media in their webpages or blogs.  This article from the Digital Inspiration Blog provides a handy reference forembedding almost anything in your HTML web pages from Flash videos to Spreadsheets to high resolution photographs to static images from Google Maps and more.

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Writing for the 21st century

The advent of Web 2.0 tools like blogs, wikis, and social-networking, have changed the way children learn to write , according to  a new report from the National Council of Teachers of English in the US. Schools must adapt to these ubiquitous  modes of writing and develop new approaches to integrate them into the curriculum. Blake Yancey, a professor of English at Florida State University and author of the report…

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Get Connected at ePals.com

‘Where Learners Connect’ The phase ‘The Global Classroom’ has been bandied about since the early days of the World Wide Web and now with the emergence of Web 2.0 technologies the possibilities for classroom collaboration on a global scale are even more tantalising. However from the simplest email exchange to intricate blogging and wiki collaborations, teachers need a secure, monitored and reliable portal to get the ball rolling. For those…

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