EPC 500: The Read/Write Web in the Classroom

Course Number: EPC 500
Course Title: The Read/Write Web in the Classroom
Class #: 2420
Dates: July 13 – 17, 2009
Times: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Location: University of Southern Maine, Gorham Campus
Faculty: Alice Barr, Yarmouth School Department

Explore the use of Web 2.0 online tools that support student learning, collaboration, and communication extending beyond classroom walls. Educators will become familiar with what it means to be literate in the 21st century classroom. Weblogs, wikis, rss, online photo galleries, social bookmarking, podcasts, internet safety and various online tools will be explored. Registrants may bring their own laptop or use computers provided in the USM lab.

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One Laptop Signs with Amazon

clipped from news.bbc.co.uk

One Laptop signs up with Amazon
The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) organisation has signed a deal with Amazon to sell its low cost laptops.

The online retailer will help with its next Give 1 Get 1 (G1G1) programme that is due to begin in late November.

Under this scheme people can buy one of the XO laptops for themselves and donate the other to a school child in a developing nation.

It is hoped the deal with Amazon will iron out the problems OLPC encountered when it ran the G1G1 programme itself.

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Using the Tools to Learn about the Tools

Shelley Paul demoed her wiki K12 Learning 2.0. This is a site for their teachers to learn about web 2.0 Tools on theri own. The course is set up so they learn in professional learning communities and each week a new tool is introduced. It’s not about the tools. You need to understand the tools in order to use them.

She uses .sub to uplaod videos

Builds in “hey what’s in your RSS Reader? Must subscribe blogs: TechLearning, Students 2.0

BLC Link http://k12learning20.wikispaces.com/blc2008