For Tuesday

  • Set up a G-Mail account.
  • Set up your blog at Blogger
    • Choose 1 of the 5 goals from the NETS for Teachers. Write a short post (Titled NETS Standards for Teachers) about how you might use the goal in your teaching and how if fits in to what you want to learn in this class. Label the post in class work.
  • Familiarize yourself with the terms in the toolbox in the book on pages 9 - 10.
  • nets_t_graphic.jpgRead pages 1 - 54 or Learning with Blogs and Wikis

For Wednesday

  • Register to be part of the wiki.
    • Create and Label your page with your name.
    • Add a Table of Contents
    • Your first header should be My Blog. Under it should be the name and URL of your blog. Include the grade you teach.
  • On your page on the wiki, create a header called Read Write Web Learning
    • Reflect and write on the following:
      • What do you see as the greatest benefits of the new Web 2.0 technologies? How have you used technology to transform your teaching?
      • On the flip side, what do see as the greatest pitfalls of the new media? What might educators do to mitigate some of these problems?
      • What do you think educators most need to know to navigate the new digital landscape? What technological skills are necessary? How can teachers build the skills and knowledge they need?
      • add a picture that represents your work.
  • Reading
    • p. 8
    • pp. 55 - 69
    • pp. 88 - 91 (stop at Let's start with Diigo), page 96 (start at On the other hand) - 98
  • Put the widget to your del.icioi.us account on your blog
  • Make sure that all of your tags include USMEPC500
  • Read the article Tag, You're delicious.
  • On your blog, write a post about how you might use delicious in your classroom either personally or with your students. Include the link to the article in your blog post. Label it homework.
  • Read the article Blogs Are Not The Enemy Pay attention to the section called How to Comment Like a King or Queen. Add the link to this article to your del.ici.ous bookmarks.

For Thursday

  • Good blogging, just like good writing begins with reading. After exploring and reading the Must Read blogs choose two. Write a post of your overview of what you found and your reactions. Be sure and hyperlink the blog URL as you discuss the author's work. Blog etiquette includes linking to a blog when you mention it in yours. Label it class work.
  • Choose two other blog entries from our class. Add your comments about their post. Use the information from How to Comment Like a King or Queen when adding the comment.
  • On the wiki, read one other person who has the same grade level or subject matter and add to their Read Write Web Learning. Change the color of your text so they know what you have written. You can comment or make suggestions.
  • Read pages 71 - 83
  • On your blog, write a post with ideas for your final project. Some ideas are at 21 Ways to Engage 21st Century Learners Label it Project.
  • Start on your final project

For Friday


  • Look at the Must Read blogs. Subscribe to 4 of them in your Reader.
  • Subscribe to a search term that you would use in your classroom.
  • Read The Technology of Reading and Writing in the Digital Space: Why RSS is crucial for a Blogging Classroom.
  • Write a short post on how you will use RSS in your professional practice. Label it Professional.Subscribe to another class member's delicious links that are similar to what you teach.
  • On your blog. write a final reflection about what you have learned this week. Look back at your goals from your first blog post. Will you continue to work on those same goals? Label it Class work.
  • Read two more blogs (different from yesterday. Try to choose someone you don't know) from our class. Add your comments about their post.
  • On your blog, make a post for your Final Project. Label it project. Explain the purpose of the project, the grade level, why you chose the tool to do it, and how you will do it. Clarify what you are going to change in your teaching practice and what is collaborative. Be sure to add any links to sources outside of the blog.
  • Final Project presentation (approx. 10 - 15 minutes)

















http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/feb09/vol66/num05/Learning_with_Blogs_and_Wikis.aspx

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/nov08/vol66/num03/Footprints_in_the_Digital_Age.aspx

http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/mar09/vol66/num06/EL_Study_Guide.as