If you have ever served in the role as professional development facilitator, you know "The Look". It's what powers you and keeps you on your game. I remember the first time that I ever noticed the effects of "The Look". It was on stage at the Western RCAC Symposium and I was watching the keynote … Continue reading The Look
"And my take on Wikipedia’s critics: The deomcratization brought by digital resources threatens to expose self-serving bureaucracies to public scrutiny, and they don’t like it." I ran across the above quote today on a blog post. http://www.scienceprogress.org/2008/02/wikipedia-and-the-new-curriculum/ It seems to me that you could substitute most new resources for the word "Wikipedia" and the quote … Continue reading Quote of the Day
There are huge potential when all of the elements start to come together. When people talk about the Read/Write web (sometimes called Web 2.0), they get excited with the potential of anyone becoming a potential publisher of information. Witness the explosion of blogs. In a previous life, people posted web pages and those of us … Continue reading Group Conversations
After lunch, Jeremy Gutsche took the stage. He has a standard type of speech called "Unlocking Cool". For us, he bounced in a few extra letters and modified the talk to that we was talking about "Unlocking School". The message really didn't have to be modified all that much. Schools face the same challenges that … Continue reading Jeremy Gutsche at Symposium
Symposium 2007 was last week in London. We had another terrific turnout even with the threat of bad weather. But, after 2006, we can deal with anything! The morning keynote speaker was Will Richardson who set a terrific tone to the day. His focus was on the Read/Write web and how it has the potential … Continue reading Will Richardson at Symposium
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I've worked and moved all of my public bookmarks to a Del.icio.us account. i'm really pleased with the results and think that the Tag approach to organization opens up much more flexibility. http://del.icio.us/dougpete/ I will also maintain the backflip site at: http://www.backflip.com/members/bsbguppies/