The BloggerCon Local Host Committee met last night to dicuss the October panel, and here are their notes on the education section:
We need to make it uplifting
Ideas for speakers
–Professor from Wellesley who’s been working with Biz
–Jessica’s friend at library school using blogs
–Dan Gillmor’s students
Different aspects of education, students and teachers – why use blogs?
In this generation, it’s not just “I went to class and had a blog” – they have blogs anyway
Should we use under-18 bloggers? Under-21?
People don’t realize they need blogs, and people who want them don’t realize they can get them (MIT)
It takes courage to blog!!
Homeschoolers & blogs – blogs will be the new way for us to be educated?
Use technography – how will we know blogs are a success in education?
How about librarians on the educ panel? Instead of educ panel?
How do we get people excited about librarians?
Liz Donovan of Miami Herald, NPR librarian, etc
I don’t know if the details include any k-12 panelists, but aren’t there enough Best Practice examples of Web logs in high school and elementary schools to justify a piece of the program? I know there is a lot to be discussed concerning theory and such, but if people want to see the real potential of Web logs in education, show them in action.