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.