Ok…I think we’re over the edge. I can’t keep up with them all any more, and so now I’m going to have to shift into finding and tracking the best of the edublogs out there. Albert is finding teachers all over the place, and just fifteen minutes of link surfing has turned up at least a dozen or so new sites. Amazing. Most are still not in the K-12 realm, but there are some.
Part of the idea of this course, from a pedagogical perspective, is to seek to extend the conversation outside the traditional classroom environment and onto the Net by experimenting with new technologies (students are forewarned of this experimentation early and often!). Weblogs and H2O participation earn students class participation credit. I’m interested, too, in whether people who are not enrolled in the class may pick up on the out-of-class discussion, particularly via weblog postings (made either anonymously or by attribution) by students in the class.
It’s cool that he can even entertain the inclusion of unvetted outside voices…a few too many concerns to do that with a high school class. BTW, if you haven’t checked it out lately, the Manila experiment at Harvard is growing quickly.
Ok, who else? Eszter Hargittai from Princeton (who is asking some good questions about privacy here), Henry Farrell (who gives some ideas for classroom use of Web logs here) from the University of Toronto who is collaborating with a number of other university types at Crooked Timber, and John Holbo’s Nietzsche Blog from the National Univeristy of Singapore. Then there’s Mindy McAdams, who I’ve followed for a long time, and her journalism Blog Planning exercises at the University of Florida. (Seriously, this is an amazing resource for having students start their own sites.) Kaye Trammell who is on the panel with Pat at BloggerCon, Courtney Jacob, a third grade teacher in Michigan, Ms. Frizzle from the Bronx, Jeff who is student teaching and in grad school in Oregon, and Lawd knows how many others…
How amazing are the next couple of years going to be as more and more teachers get religion?