A Teacher’s Guide To Web 2.0 at School

After watching this slide show below by Sacha Chua, I hope you will feel excited about the possibility of adding Web 2.0 technology to your classes. Don’t worry about starting BIG. Find one idea to work with, find a colleague or partner (I volunteer!) to work through the technology with you, and then go for it! Invite that someone to be in your class when you present it to your students. Not someone to judge you, but someone to support you and help you get the students going. Think of this person as an extra set of hands and feet to go around the room with you and help keep everyone on track. Then, after class, sit down with that person and “debrief,” i.e., what went well, what were the problems and how they can be fixed either for the next class or for the next time you present the technology, and what the next step will be that you need to take with the students. Think of this new web technology as a new place  to explore, and it is a lot more fun and less intimidating to explore with a buddy.   Of course, you will prepare well before you head into this “new territory,” but once you’re there, it is a lot more comfortable sharing the experience.

If you are MATC faculty and interested in taking a “mild” class to learn about some of these technologies, sign up for my ER&D one-credit course which will start on Thursday, February 25 and will run for five weeks from 3:00-5:30 right here at South Campus. Put it on your calendar. It’ll be fun and a great way to get your feet wet with other novices. As requested, if you took the course last semester, this one will have a new course number with some new technologies so that you will be able to take it for credit. I’ll look for you there!

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  1. Glad you liked my presentation. Thanks for sharing it with your readers, and thanks for helping teachers around you learn more! =)

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