Introduction to the Read/Write Web: Full Day Format!

We’re starting a full day class covering blogs, wikis, rss, and more!

I’ve started by asking the class these familiar three questions. (Their answers are in italics.)

1. What is a blog?

Like an online journal… a place where you can vent you’re opinion. I’ve seen all these angry people.

Anyone can access or contribute to it.

It’s a web log, hence blog.

2. What is the read/write web?

The web now, you can read it, but you can’t write to it. With the read/write web I have the ability to post to it.

It’s a new term.

3. How might you use these technologies with your students?

Giving them assignments and having them make their own journals, their own blogs.

As an open discussion forum with the teacher.

Their on line anyway, so you might as well make it work for you… anything that encourages them to write.

What about profanity… is this edited?

So, we’re off to a good start this morning with a small group… we’ll get to do lots of hands-on learning.

8 Responses to “Introduction to the Read/Write Web: Full Day Format!”

  1. Mark Wagner Says:

    I’ve asked everyone to add a comment about what they want to get out of the class.

  2. Lynne Says:

    I hope to learn simple strategies to turn the digital world into an asset for students in the classroom, rather than a distraction.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    I’m glad we can go slowly, because just this technology is beyond what we have in ACCESS schools.

  4. Lara Parker Says:

    I love using technology in the classroom as much as possible. It helps my students focus and engages them in the task at hand.

  5. Maryanne Tice Says:

    I’m hoping to find new ways to incorporate technology and writing with my reluctant students.

  6. Mike Says:

    I hope to learn more about blogs to help me in the classroom with my students.

  7. Lorie Whitaker Says:

    What a coincidence! I am in a similar class at my local Educational Service District here in Washington state. We will be learning about the same things you are today. I happened across your posting when we were given some time to explore blogs (I happen to subscribe to this one through bloglines).

    Good luck with your class and please post some ideas on how you can use wikis, podcasts and blogs in the classroom.

  8. Educational Technology and Life » Blog Archive » Workshop on Weblogs, Wikis, and Podcasts Says:

    [...] Workshop on Weblogs, Wikis, and Podcasts (Via Educational Technology Weblog.) There are often thought provoking musings on educational technology and the read/write web at this blog from the Puget Sound Educational Service District. It’s also always great to see workshops on the read/write web happen around the country (and world). I wonder if this is the workshop from which someone commented on my own workshop yesterday. That was a particularly cool moment to share with the participants! [...]