Monday, April 16, 2007

A helpful read

Not to pat anyone on the back, but an article by Dr. Morehead and myself has recently been published, and it deals directly with the topic of conversation for Friday's meeting. The article can be found at http://www.thejournal.com/articles/20499.

You might like to read this before Friday's meeting, and help the discussion along.

4 comments:

John said...

Hey gang! I thought this article really addressed an important concern...I think we all can admit to educational programs/strategies that exist on paper only, with the bells, whistles and packaging merely serving as "window dressing" for public consupmtion. Apparently L'anse Cruise found a way to merge the technology incorporated with the learning process itself; although there are several ways to "skin a cat", this fundamental degree of integration must be our ultimate goal, and it is obviously easier said than done.

susan said...

I am so sorry I missed the last meeting. This is the most energizing and hopeful project I have worked on in awhile. Annie, thank you for taking sentences out of my mouth. We need to ask far more sophisticated questions and become far more agile in our own tech skills in order to teach, guide, influence our students in the world in which they do and will function. (An aside: Our students will need to continue to help solve the problem of access for ALL students and all people. Yes, they do need "devices" and access.)

Please watch this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv-UXJz1nCk

YouTube - search for:
Web 2.0 The Machine is Us/ing Us
or
digital ethnography

Susan said...

I'd like to share this resource with you. It is called I-Search from Literacy Matters which is published by Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC). http://www.literacymatters.org/content/isearch/intro.htm

susan said...

Here are some interesting comments posted on a blog through the National Science Digital Library. They addresses Web 2.0 and various types of "digital divide".
http://expertvoices.nsdl.org/nsta-sem10-digital/
(Marcia Mardis is an Assistant Professor in Library and Information Science at WSU.)