Thursday, December 2, 2010

Don't Get Stuck in 1.0

I began this blog in September and I have been sharing technology tips and tools that I think educators should consider using with their students. Many of the tools are Web 2.0 tools and in my work with teachers, I still find that there is confusion about this and other tech terms. Recently, I read a post by Nicky Hockly that is part of a series she is writing. Her post provides a clear, easy to understand history of the web and how teachers are using technology in classes.
Click and Read Teachers & Web 1.0 – A Beginner´s Guide to Webs 1,2,3, x Nov 16th, 2010 by Nicky Hockly
In my work with teachers, I find great variation in knowledge and skill level about what is possible using a computer with students. Some teachers are fearful of tools that require a "registration" and they like to stay comfortable with PowerPoint and video clips. That is part of the my reason for creating this blog. I know teachers like it to keep it simple so I try to emphasize that aspect of the tips and tools I am sharing. Nicky Hockly's post keeps it simple and I hope you will click and read through it as it may clarify some of the terms you hear about and may be using in your work.
I aim to help educators move out of their comfort zone and take a dip in the waters beyond Web 1.0 that Ms. Hockly writes about. Thank you for reading my blog and I hope you are finding tools to enhance your curriculum and engage and motivate your students. Getting students to produce content for the Web is what I think is exciting and different from Web 1.0.   Share your thoughts here or leave a comment for Nicky Hockly on her blog. 
Develop a passion for Learning.  If you do, you will never cease to grow.

                               -Anthony J. D'Angelo -

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for drawing my attention to your blog, Sheila, and for linking to my post about web 2.0. The next two posts in the series will focus on web 3.0 and Web X – something that will definitely take teachers beyond their comfort zones, I think :-)



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