All Blog Posts Tagged 'socialmedia101' (21)

"Conversation is King"

The following quote can be found on page 99 in Shirky's book:

"Conversation is king. Content is just something to talk about. The conversation that forms around shared photos, videos, weblog posts, and the like is often about how to do it better next time---how to be a better photographer or a better writer or a better programmer. The goal of getting better at something is different from the goal of being good at it; there is a pleasure in improving your abilities even if that…


Added by Janice Burroughs on April 15, 2010 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Parting thoughts about Social Media 101

I was introduced to Classroom 2.0 through the professional development course Social Media 101, which has just ended. I have to say this has been one of the most useful professional development courses I've taken for quite some time. I've enjoyed learning about using sites such as this one to connect with other educators who can point me in the right direction if I'm looking for answers, or with whom I can share information that I might have which they might find useful. The format is pretty… Continue

Added by Ellen Wilke on April 12, 2010 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Social Sites

So in looking at this class (and other social media outlefts) available, some of them I think would be hard to use in the classroom.

I think Twitter could be a fun, useful site, at the same time hard to control. Even for this class, I personally found it hard to use Twitter as something other than a social escape. In talking with Paco, we decided it was possible, for example, the way Drew uses Twitter- for talking with people about educational things. But since I started using…


Added by Laura Wiechert on April 12, 2010 at 9:02am — 1 Comment

Thoughts on Technology

Drew asked us to write a blog about the book or any other topic...

So here's my thought on some aspects that the book brings up.


I guess I am just someone who has grown up with technology. I use it all the time, want the newest gadgets and have no problems picking up something and playing with the numerous small buttons on it. So in reading the first few chapters, it really opened my eyes to how technology has rocked the small things we do.

Looking at… Continue

Added by Laura Wiechert on April 11, 2010 at 9:38pm — No Comments


I just read the blog from Francisco about filtering, and I immediately thought of filtering in the classroom. I am often torn between filtering for my 4th graders or not. If I filter too much, they may not know how to search for things online once they get home. If I don't filter enough, they will run into inappropriate things!

This also makes me wonder about filtering out sites such as Youtube and Flickr as a district. My students are 10, and I…


Added by Christy Prudence on April 7, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

filtering as an obstacle

I like the fact that anybody can publish things on the internet for all to see. Sites like flickr and utube allow people to post and comment on some crazy and often amazing things....maybe more often crazy. I have used utube to learn how to play the banjo but finding exactly what I want is not easy. That we have to filter through what is good and bad or interesting to us can take a lot of time. I think it really contributes to the difficulty I have with these sites. I get tied up looking at…


Added by Francisco Navarro on April 6, 2010 at 2:48pm — 2 Comments

They Are Already Here!

I must admit that I find Shirky’s book fascinating and find myself quoting or mentioning it in conversation, or even worse, interrupting my husband to read an excerpt to him. The author brings up some interesting points, as many have mentioned, including the issues surrounding the theft of the cell phone. I particularly found it interesting to take note of the schematic drawings in chapter two of…


Added by Janice Burroughs on March 25, 2010 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Blog post # 2

Ok so here goes blog number second blog ever. I've been dreading this a bit but now that I'm typing I guess it's not so bad. I think I'm most afraid of the time factor that this technology requires. I'm not a huge fan of "surfing" on the computer and keeping up with blogs, twitters, etc. just feels like it will take a lot of time. I often feel that I waste a lot of time on the internet finding what I want....I know I'm being a little "lame" and that I should just quit whining but I'm… Continue

Added by Francisco Navarro on March 24, 2010 at 10:45am — 4 Comments

Thinking through Web 2.0 and Creative Commons

Recently I gave a presentation on Web 2.0 tools to a few teachers as a part of a technology sampler class I led. I've embedded the Prezi presentation below.

What interested me about this presentation wasn't necessarily the content, though. It was what I did with that content after I created it, namely this:

License for my presentation using CC

I gave it a Creative Commons license of Attribution Only.… Continue

Added by Drew McAllister on March 22, 2010 at 8:33pm — 3 Comments


I was just reading Drew's ideas if you get writer's block and unlocked something I was thinking about before spring break. Thanks Drew :-) I have a blog that I use(d) with my class over the summer as a teaser to read a book and have a book club online with me and future classmates. I had about 10 kids utilize this over the summer. Now that we are in school, I haven't used it as much as I would like. Last year, I used it in all of my book clubs as an assignment that would normally be done in…


Added by Christy Prudence on March 21, 2010 at 3:52pm — 2 Comments

Here Comes Everybody

I just finished reading the first 3 chapters of our book, and I am left feeling blown away by the amount of connections we can have with people all around the world due to technology today. You kind of take it for granted when you use various social media resources daily, but when you sit down and think about it, it's pretty amazing!

My friend just moved to a tiny town in Louisiana a month after having her first baby. She decided to start a blog to keep family and friends in the loop…


Added by Christy Prudence on March 21, 2010 at 3:21pm — 5 Comments

Reading the book...

So I started reading the Shirky book this week - it's an easy read and I like it so far!

I think that one of the things that holds me back from being an active participant in social networking is the feeling of responsibility to continue to be engaged. For example, I almost didn't make this post because spring break is starting after 3 pm tomorrow (yes!). I know I won't be able to respond for the next week or so to any replies that are left here (my family will kill me if I'm too…

Added by Ellen Wilke on March 10, 2010 at 9:20pm — 8 Comments

First Impressions

After reading and listening to the information posted about PLN's, one word remains with me. BALANCE. Yes, that's the word for me. I currently have four e-mail accounts, along with accounts on Facebook, Twitter, SKYPE, a ning or two, follow a few blogs, etc. I even had a blog of my own for awhile, a teacher blog of sorts. I work on various computers (four actually) and a Blackberry, have numerous flash drives with various bits and bytes of information, and have programmed three ipods.…


Added by Janice Burroughs on March 10, 2010 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Jumping in the water...

OK, here goes my first attempt at posting... As a district social worker, I may be the only non-teacher in the group. Often the professional development classes don't pertain to the work we do, so I was excited to see a course that is relevant to my work with students and a topic that is an integral part of their lives. Now, if only I can get up to half their speed in turns of knowledge and skills... As someone who hasn't even set up a Facebook account, because I don't think I have the time…


Added by Cindy Kraft on March 7, 2010 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

First Impressions of PLN

This seems to be a place chock full of information just waiting to be consumed. At first glance, I can see that it would be a great place to ask questions and get some quick feedback. PLNs look like a place to go when you don't know where to get an answer to a looks like there a lot of people willing to help.

Added by Ellen Wilke on February 26, 2010 at 7:21pm — 1 Comment

TPACK and focusing on the learner


Added by Drew McAllister on February 25, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Oh how the world has changed...

During my Master's course study at Drury University from 2001-2003, I wrote an essay about the influences of social media on image and self-esteem. At the time, I focused on music, movies and plays; however, there has been a huge shift in what is considered "social media". In 2010, we are faced with what was once unimaginable forms of communication and influence. Never did I think there would be internet network where I could find my friends from high school and catch up. Facebook has become a… Continue

Added by Amie Kirn Gossett on February 25, 2010 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

First Impressions of PLN

So my first thought when Drew said PLN, was actually “PLU”. For you non-retail workers, this is simply the number associated with a piece of clothing or some item you would buy in a store. Now before you think “is she

that blonde?”- There is a method to my madness. PLU- It’s one number for a

piece of clothing. When that piece of clothing changes (be color, size, etc),

so does the PLU. Now, PLN- I feel is just like that.…


Added by Laura Wiechert on February 25, 2010 at 6:39am — 2 Comments

First impressions about PLNs

When I first heard the term PLN, I was afraid this was going to be way over my knowledge base, but now I am feeling much more comfortable. Hopefully this will be a means of getting input from others without eating up a lot of time. I like being able to get connected with others who are coming from the same place.

Added by Rose Sapp on February 24, 2010 at 4:14pm — 3 Comments

Hosting "class" on Classroom 2.0

Today I'm beginning a class on social media. I've delivered this professional development workshop before, but always through traditional blogs and focused on them, calling the class 'Blogging 101'. Of the 30 or so teachers that have attended, only a couple have continued the use of their blogs, though all have been positive about the experience and felt it gave them a better understanding of what the web could provide them and their students.

Last semester, I changed the…

Added by Drew McAllister on February 24, 2010 at 4:13pm — No Comments

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