So I delivered a keynote this morning at the “Keeping in Touch with Kids” Curriculum Camp held by the Cattaragus/Allegany BOCES here in Ellicotville, NY. This is the 11th year that they’ve held camp, and event where many of the attendees come back year after year to “go deeper” into topics like literacy and leadership. This is my third trip back here in the last three months, and I’ll say it again: few places I know of are putting more effort into really understanding and implementing the tools of the Read/Write Web than the folks in Western New York led by Gail Hirst and Amy Perry-DelCorvo. It’s really good stuff.
Anyway, in the spirit of sharing, and since I got a new iRiver for my birthday, here is the full hour and 15-minute presentation I gave. (Apologies for the scratchiness…the iRiver was in my shirt pocket, and acknowledgments to, among others, Stephen Downes, whose recent podcast informed this talk.)Â Also, kind of on the spur of the moment, I threw out my standard PowerPoint and decided to just talk and use my wiki, so the links I’m referencing are here.
MP3 (1:13, 68.6 MB)
Some of the links in your wiki are new to me so, in learning and making use of something new tonight (pageflakes and diigo) it occurs to me that the research process i.e. the learning process is so enriched through the use of the tools you’ve noted. I learned and implemented these tools in less than an hour for my own research (learning) process and I can’t wait for tomorrow when I’ll be talking about them to a group of librarians.