The read/write web and teaching

This post is meant as a Welcome Activity for the LBUSD teachers who are learning about blogs on March 22nd, 2005.

Since the early nineties, educators have had access to the world wide web, but most web sites have been read-only. That is, we can read them, but in most cases we cannot edit them or create them.

Consider what it would mean if you were able to write to the world wide web as easily as you read from it.

What if you could create content as easily as consume it?

What if your students could as well?

How might your teaching practice (and students’ learning process) change if this were true?

As a mental exercise, please consider this by yourself for two minutes. Then share your thoughts with a person sitting beside you (if applicable), and after about 2 minutes of discussion, please add a comment to this post and share your thoughts with the rest of the class, and the world.

To add a comment to this post, just click on comments in the lower right corner of this post. A new window will open, providing you with a place to type your comment. If you do not have a blogger account yet, you may post anonymously… though you may still include your name in your comment.

I look forward to reading your comments.