So, this may be a bit of a flier, but I just threw the following session description up on the EduBloggerCon Unconference page:
Getting Our Blogs in a Row: Crafting a Compelling, Cogent Message for Change…ok…terrible title, I know. But is there anyone interested in taking an hour to discuss the creation of a short list of talking points regarding the uses of the Read/Write Web in education? What key points should we be making? What key points CAN we be making? To whom should we be making them? What questions do we need to have answers for? How can we best package all of that? I know this sounds like the beginnings of a marketing campaign, but it might be worth a try…or not. Maybe we can start a wiki to dump ideas in beforehand? Will Richardson and Chris Lehmann.
If you think that’s something worth throwing some time at, go put your name on the list. If you have any ideas on how to make it work, leave a comment here. And if you haven’t added your name as an attendee to this free, all-day Saturday before NECC extravaganza, whadda ya waitin’ for?
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Clay Burell says
I’ll copy this from an email I wrote to David Jakes a couple days ago:
I’ve been crying in the wilderness for the formation of a “learnerblogosphere” of student edubloggers to add their voices to this echo-filled adult discourse. My readership isn’t big enough to get the message out. We’ve got to get our students subscribing to each other, writing with each other, getting visibility. I’ve got a few brilliant, motivated bloggers waiting to experience what we all enjoy: a community of like-minded peers. And they’ve got a lot to say about how adults and schools can improve their education with 2.0 tools.
Carolyn Foote says
I’m on board! I had hoped we could come together and do something like this!
Dave Title says
I attended your sessions at the Tie Conference at Copper Mountain this June and was both moved and motivated by the challenge to use 2.0 tools in the classroom. I knew nothing about blogs when the conference started but I am getting there. So, to the point, I have made a Lablog (lab + blog) site for my AP bio students (and others). The idea is to have students post videos of AP lab techniques and procedures, as well as allow for teachers to post tips in their comments. I invited all the teachers on the AP bio newslist to join in. The idea is to both free up class time spent covering pre-labs and to make use of student generated video so they can see them on the lablog rather than read them from a lab book. I put this up today and I would love feedback.