I quoted Wayne Greszsky in my Monday post and I believe his words ring true in all aspects of learning. He said, "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." One of your students could come away a winner and even it they don't, learning to limit an essay to 100 words is a 21st century skill worth exploring and supporting. Check out this 100-word essay contest and share it with someone if it won't work for your students. Pay it forward! 100 words for a possible $10,000! This is keeping it simple.
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My second follow-up is to my post from December 2nd: "Don't Get Stuck in 1.0" in which I shared a blog post by Nicky Hockly. The post about Web 1.0 was the first in a series and I am sharing her next installment about Web 2.0, the "read, write web." Ms. Hockly keeps her explanation simple and I hope you recognize some of the tools she discusses.
In this blog, I've been sharing a number of these tools and I look forward to your comments about how you are using the read,write web or Web 2.0. I hope you keep learning and trying to increase your technology tool kit. You can do tech!