Posted by: Bill Lord | March 23, 2010

Definitely worth a read

This week's reading listI am aware that my audience is a mixture of people who are interested in edtech and those from the literacy side of my work. I thought that it might be interesting for those who have picked up this blog address from my literacy work to see some of the blogs that I have read this week which have caused me to ponder and muse. I am not going to comment too much on them as it would be better for you to read them.

Apologies to those many others I am reading at the moment but I will keep doing this from time to time.

Terry Freedman
I received a link to Terry Freedman‘s latest online publication ‘The Amazing Web 2.0 Projects Book’. This is a must for those who hearing a lot about Web 2.0 but not sure where to start.
To quote Terry the book consists of:

  • 87 projects.

    Amazing web projects

  • 10 further resources.
  • 52 applications.
  • 94 contributors.
  • The benefits of using Web 2.0 applications.
  • The challenges of using Web 2.0 applications.
  • How the folk who ran these projects handled the issues…
  • … And what they recommend you do if you run them.
  • What were the learning outcomes?
  • And did I mention that this is free?!

What Ed said
Edna Sackson is a teacher in Melbourne, Australia who is interesting in using Web 2.0. Her blog posts are always worth a read as they cause me to think about my practices.  Her post on the 3-2-1 bridge, looking the development of thinking over time, is excellent.

Primary Pete
Pete Richardson’s blog has some excellent resources and one which I believe could be truly transformational is his MOLE resource – his Map of Outdoor Learning Experiences where teachers can record different places to go to on educational visits.

Doug Woods
Doug has posted a highly thoughtful post on removing the word Communication from Information Communication Technology – this was written in response to a presentation made by David Anstead at the Naace Strategic Conference in March 2010.

Kevin McLaughlin
Kevin has posted this week about about his use of google forms to carry out  a data investigation. He took his inspiration from Tom Barrett’s excellent site. I love Kevin’s explanation of the work he did and how me mediated the original suggestions for his own class.

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