weblogs...why should i care?

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A presentation I did for school administrators on October 18,2006. I recorded the first 12 minutes of the presentation up to the slide labelled, "Rich Professional Learning"


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2. Why would anyone want a blog? 3. We were creating web pages back in the 90s! 4. Whats different? 5. Introducing Blogs 6. What are blogs? 7. updated regularly 8. places content in reverse October September August July June May April March February January 9. subscribeable c 10. requires no knowledge of html 11. one click publishing 12. Comments 13. Types of Blogs 14. Teenage Angst 15. Cat Diaries 16. Photo Blogs 17. Video Blogs 18. Online Newsletter 19. Resource List 20. Disposable Blogs 21. 22. Rich Professional Learning 23. Why Should I care? 24. Audience 25. Communication 26. 27. Comments the benefit was being able to plug into the mind of a very sharp teenager and connect on a professional level across generational lines. I witnessed the evolution of her thought processes and writing skills as she dealt with feedback. Blogs allow a teacher to literally take their kids out into the world from classrooms anywhere in America. Id do it again in a heartbeatScott Higham Pulitzer Prize journalist 28. 29. Examples 30. Michaelle Jean 31. Bob LangertVP McDonalds 32. Clayton Wilcox SuperintendentTampa, FL 33. Clarence Fisher Grade 7/8 Snow Lake, MB 34. Konrad Glogowski Toronto, ON Grade 8 35. Darren Kuropatwa Winnipeg, MB High School Math 36. Kathy Cassidy Moose Jaw, SK Grade 1 37. Alan Stange Principal Central Butte, SK 38. The last word 39. 40. Make time 41. Start reading weblogs 42. Move your offline conversations online 43. Through dialogue, the teacher-of-the-students and the students-of-the-teacher cease to exist and a new term emerges: teacher-student with students-teachers. The teacher is no longer merely the-one-who-teaches, but one who is himself taught in dialogue with the students, who in turn while being taught also teach. They become jointly responsible for a process in which all grow. In this process, arguments based on authority are no longer valid; in order to function, authority must beon the side offreedom, not against it. Here, no one teaches another, nor is anyone self-taught. Paulo Freire 44. Learning is Conversation