CommonCraft video clips make plain sense of some of the Web 2.0 applications. The webpage says their product is explanations in plain English.
TLs Gwen and Mary, along with Susan from UBC Libraries, gave their "New Learners" workshop at Technology Day. Mary addressed the nature of the very steep learning curve for many educators as well as the benefits of the ascent from her own experience. I can tell you that the hardest course I ever took was David Brear's online session, "On the Ramp to the Information Highway." Those who attended David's workshop today left with insights and ideas about how teaching and learning are being transformed yet again by the Web 2.0 phenomenon.
At the blogging mini-workshop I gave for some co-workers at the "mother ship" this week, the STAR pupil was Meredyth: check this one out! There are more coming ...
DE Tools of the Trade is John Goldsmith's technology blog for educators and it's full of news and ideas about new applications of technology. John recently forwarded this Digital Natives video clip to the BCTLA Forum.
Whoo-hoo! Now you can go to TeacherTube.
Here are some more Youtube clips worth checking out:
A Vision of Students Today
NOTE: This clip from the U of Kansas Anthropology Dept was used by Gwen, Mary, and Susan in their workshop at Tech Day earlier today.
Bringing 21st C Learning to Your Classroom
A Vision of K-12 Students Today
The Machine is Us/ing Us
Did You Know 2.0 -- Thanks for this one, Lana.
ShiftHappens -- Love that U2!
See you Tuesday .... Gladstone, 4 pm