This was our inaugural webcast with Anne Ottenbreit-Leftwich and Jeff Flynn discussing web resources and introductions. Webquest, Rubistar, Teacher Tube, Keyboarding, Google Docs, Think.com and OpenOffice were suggested. Our links can be found at http://del.icio.us/edtechtalkk12 feel free to contribute to our network at for:edtechtalkk12. Later we were joined by Joel Ottenbreit and Jennifer Maddrell. We can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at http://edtechtalkk12.com
Community Forum @ Edublogosphere Issues, Options, & Norms
April 27, 2007
There have been some heated Edublog postings recently (links below) concerning the virtues and pitfalls of different methods for facilitating community development and discussion within the Edublogospere. This is a ‘community forum’ discussion that addressed some of these questions:
– How can the edublogging community best help educators keep up with the
steady torrent of new educational tools, methods, and resources?
– What are the relative merits of blogging independently vs. being affiliated with a particular social network?
– How do we balance self-promotion and commercial interests with our participation in projects for the common good?
– What, if any, expectations are there for ‘professional decorum’ in edublogging?