Gerry davis's Blog – October 2007 Archive (6)


The Children’s Internet Protection Act. Last week I gave a presentation at OLEMA (Ohio Library Educational Media Association) and was shocked to hear of the number of books and articles that are or have been either challenged or banned in libraries. The ALA (American Library Association) site in “Second Life” has some great exhibits on this subject. The assault on free speech is relentless.…


Added by gerry davis on October 25, 2007 at 9:21am — No Comments

Student Response Systems

I am not sure how many people are using these in a K-12 environment but at the university level thay are being used to good effect. They allow teachers to see (more or less) how they are doing, as they teach, by giving students the opportunity to answer questions throughout the lecture. The ability to quickly survey knowledge can help determine (on the fly) how the content needs to be adjusted.

My experience, having been on both ends of the SRS is that, as a student with a clicker…


Added by gerry davis on October 8, 2007 at 12:05pm — No Comments

This was taken from Rich White's page, it is worth sharing.

This was taken from Rich White's page, it is worth sharing! We had this exact conversation during class on Weds night. I suspect this conversation, with the coming of Web 2.0 is going to become very common.
"Realized a while back - the only people school firewalls keep away from resources are the teachers - students know of every proxy server on the…

Added by gerry davis on October 5, 2007 at 7:49am — No Comments

Web 2.0 and the hurdles we face.

My experience with Classroom 2.0 as tool for learning and professional development has been a good one. I have been using it with my classes in conjunction with Blackboard (a LMS) for several weeks. The beauty of Classroom 2.0 thus far, is that it has provided my masters students with a collaborative environment to discuss with peers the pedagogical…


Added by gerry davis on October 4, 2007 at 9:35am — No Comments

Digital Natives?

There is a very interesting conversation going on regarding Marc Prenskys hypotheses on digital natives and digital immigrants it is worth reading and thinking about. Also if you haven't already seen one of the many videos on change, I have included a link to an oldie but…


Added by gerry davis on October 3, 2007 at 11:26am — No Comments


Voicethread is a new web 2.0 application that gives the user the ability to combine audio with photos in a unique manner. You post your photo story with comments and others can add "voicethreads" to your story, to give one picture many view points. The software is very easy to use and seems effective at what it does. Give it a try, it is worth looking at. At very least it has restored my faith in ease of use for 2.0 applications. Here is a link… Continue

Added by gerry davis on October 1, 2007 at 9:53am — 3 Comments


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