School 2.0

Today I will start a 3 day, round the country, School 2.0 campaign. The aim is to get as many teachers as possible to embrace Web 2.0 into their classrooms in order to prepare their learners (or is it rather- prepare themselves) for school 2.0 or a world were virtual tools will be the order of the day for teaching and learning.

The latest stats point out that South Africa has over half a million users on Facebook and we can be sure of one thing- our learners are definitely there (and maybe not in our classrooms). Just the fact that Microsoft have finally won the war against Yahoo and Google for a 1.6% share in Facebook for $240million, means that social networking sites are the future. If we would like to prepare our learners for a Facebook world, then we need to embrace the tools they love. I am sure in the not too distant future (like tomorrow) Facebook will have a School 2.0 application…so get ready … steady…GO.

I will create, during the next few days, a School 2.0 blog where the teachers can go and jot down their thoughts and hopefully their learning. Head on over to School 2.0

 

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25 Replies to “School 2.0”

  1. I am looking forward to being able to understand what the kids are talking about and being able to engage them in their own world

  2. Thank you for the invitation. You will probably be hearing from me in the near future to assist me and in return I will be able to help my learners to be in touch with technology.

  3. I must be honest that I had never even heard of Web 2 or school2 until I got Judy’s invitation for this workshop. So I am really loking forward to this afternoon and learing something I can take bvack to the classroom.

  4. easy enough to teach, but will have to see how effective it really will be, as most of our learners dont even know what a pc is never mind a blog

  5. I think you are GREAT! You go girl!!!! I am behind you all the way! Ummmm….. what’s Web 2.0 / School 2.0!!!!!!!!!!!?????? 🙂

  6. Its a great tool to implent in. thanks for all the vital information that we can use to get mor e knowlege

  7. I am very interesting in finding out more about second generation web tools and how they can be used in the classroom. I have got quite bogged down with all the Web 1 tools and the thinking that characterises them.

  8. I came today to understand the learners world more. I must admit that I find it frustrating if learners are using Facebook while they should be working.

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