LeaderTalk: Using A Web 2.0 Credo to Help Frame Administrative Actions
- Quote: Our Campus Web 2.0 Credo
* Believing that all Web 2.0 educational endeavors are populist not elitist in nature, equal and full access to technology for learning will be a guaranteed right of all students on this campus.
* Every student is entitled to an education that includes on-going opportunities for involvement with and participation in web-based learning communities.
* Computer Literacy will be considered of equal value to all other forms of literacy.
* Student self-expression, initiative, intuition, and exploration within the Web 2.0 environment are to be promoted with as few outside rules and as little authoritarian supervision as practical for an educational environment.
(From Texas principal Greg Farr)
Note: I find that a pretty progressive take on how we might start leading with these technologies. The entire post is interesting in the way that Greg struggles with the best way to get all of his staff invested in the uses of Web 2.0 technologies. The only phrase that niggles at me is “computer literacy” as, obviously, it’s not so much about the computer as it is about the information the computer connects us to.
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Innovate – Schools, Children, and Digital Technology: Building Better Relationships for a Better Tomorrow
- Quote: A significant implication of this has been that teens have, in many respects, rewritten the rules of socialization. Whereas teenagers in the past would focus primarily on their physical appearance and behavior, many of them are now more preoccupied with creating digital profiles and learning how to present themselves online in order to be validated by peers.
Note: An article that looks at the complexities that social tools create for schools and the ways in which districts are dealing with them (mostly ineffectively.) Free registration required.
– post by willrich