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Web 2.0 / Emerging Technology

With the emergence of social media and emerging technology how do know what type of technology to use in the classroom. This group will provide a discussion area for best practices when using this type of technology in education.

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School Internet Radio Station - Join Us!

Started by Marcus Mulcahy Apr 20, 2013. 0 Replies

Hey folks,We've started an Internet Radio Station at our Primary School in Australia and we're keen to invite other Schools to join us On Air. You can find our station 'Radio Carrum' at …Continue

K-12 Tech Tools

Started by Torrey Trust. Last reply by Katherine Campbell Mar 24, 2013. 3 Replies

I noticed on the discussion board a need for online resources and tech tools. Here's a database of over 2,000 free, kid-safe online learning tools categorized by grade level, subject, and…Continue

How to reach young people (13-25 years) with important Health and Safety messages

Started by Richard Wood Aug 9, 2012. 0 Replies

Part of the British Safety Council's Speak Up, Stay Safe campaign to buildawareness and understanding of work-related risks with young people (13-25years), the app is a cutting edge intervention in…Continue

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Comment by Ben Wyatt on December 7, 2010 at 10:02am
I just came across this excellent resource of the top 50 best educational blogs. Bloggers talk about different types of emerging technology they are integrating into their classroom/courses. 50 Best Education Technology Blogs
Comment by Ben Wyatt on November 18, 2010 at 11:11pm
I am currently integrating a technology tool into our online courses at Lexington Theological Seminary called MegaMeeting, which allows the faculty member and students to meet virtually online in a synchronous environment which allows the students to talk to each other and with the faculty member to discuss readings, projects, etc. I am looking for a term to call this type of learning, it's not hybrid cause the students don't come to campus... Any innovative slogans i could use to call this type of learning..?
Comment by Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell on September 23, 2010 at 10:50am
@langwitches showed me Flipboard on her iPad (I believe that was the app) last week and it looked great, but I don't know if she was using in the classroom. You might ask. :)
Comment by Ben Wyatt on September 22, 2010 at 12:02pm
I've been researching ways to integrate the iPad into the classroom, i believe there is a lot of potential with the app Flipboard. Please post what you have read or seen within your educational setting.
Comment by Jamie House on September 13, 2010 at 7:17pm
Comment by Ben Wyatt on June 15, 2010 at 1:28pm
Hello Web 2.0/Emerging Tech. Team.. After finally receiving my iPad the other day I started to think just how these unique devices could be integrated into the education field. I recently read online that Seton Hall University will be issuing iPads to all incoming freshmen and George Fox University will give their incoming freshmen the option of an iPad or Macbook. Has anyone heard or read just in fact how they plan on integrating the iPad into the curriculum...?
Comment by gaoyifei on June 9, 2010 at 9:04pm
Hello Ben Wyatt --Thanks for your reply. I am researching on the theme "How Social Networking Services Benifit People's Informal Learning". I have got something really interesting. As we know, SNS can visualize people's relationships with others, and it can also help people to create, sustain, and manage their relationships. Now that an important concept learning relationships comes to my view. So I think SNS can help people in their social learning. And we can also use IT to manage our learning relationships.
Comment by Patricia Smeyers on May 7, 2010 at 3:45pm
I everyone...I do not believe technology should be used just because it is "cool". Here is a link that may help you. The Technology Integration Matrix My kindergarten children loved emailing using ePals to learn about weather from children all over the world. It is important to use a safe site like this and be sure that social networking enhances a lesson or unit. I try out all Web 2.0 tools and software before incorporating it with my students. Advertisements may sound wonderful but the only way to know it's advantages is to try it out for yourself. Technology is not about the "glitz' factor. It must be well thought out and planned. The class I am taking at Boise State Graduate School has us blog about this particular topic throughout our learning experience. Feel free to check it out some time at...My Educational Technology Journey. Comments are welcome on my page here or at my site.
Comment by Ben Wyatt on May 7, 2010 at 12:54pm
Hello Gaoyifei - well i believe when you mention [sns] you are talking about social network service. If i mis-understood you, i am sorry, but if not I'll continue on. I believe, other web 2.0 members feel free to provide your input as well, social media is one avenue to connect a number of different individuals, in different locations around the world to a common or uniform concept. For instance, our Web 2.0 group has a number of individuals from various background and locations, but we are all interested in one common theme, "web 2.0" and how to integrate these tools into education or your everyday tasks. Prior to social networking, this was a hard task to complete or develop, because unless we all attended the same conference on web 2.0, it would be difficult to create a group of lifelong learners interested in web 2.0. Social networking allows us to create those relationships, share concepts, brainstorm, and ultimately helps our students because we can share what web 2.0 tools are working or not working in the education field. Whenever you can bounce ideas off other individuals with various backgrounds, you get a more overall understanding of your original concept, thus ultimately allowing everyone to learn which is a win-win in my book.
Comment by gaoyifei on May 2, 2010 at 4:59am
i want to know what can SNS brings to people's learning?

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