Youssef Elias's Blog (5)

NECC 2007 - WEB 2.0 arrived?

There's a lot web 2.0 stuff going on this year. However, I'm not sure if that's the case, or I'm just more tuned into it. Either way, it's fun to see people like RIchardson, Jakes, and warlick in the flesh.

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Added by Youssef Elias on July 3, 2007 at 10:15am — No Comments

Out of my Comfort Zone- NECC 2007

So I sitting here- eating a sandwich at NEC 2007 and the conference is beginning to wind down. I’m reflecting on how I enjoyed this conference and I'm beginning to feel a bit overwhelmed. This is a strange feeling for me because I'm usually very secure and comfortable a events like this. I KNOW WHAT I KNOW!!

Enter Web 2.0, now I'm not so comfortable anymore. There's so much happening in terms of new technologies, collaboration, and ways to engage students. I'm just not comfortable wit… Continue

Added by Youssef Elias on June 27, 2007 at 11:00am — No Comments

Mac Users and Web 2.0

Investment analysts at ThinkEquity Partners LLC are . . . citing recent studies that show Mac users are twice as active in the Web 2.0 ecosystem and purchase better technology than their PC counterparts

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Added by Youssef Elias on May 6, 2007 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Throw out the baby with the bath water!!

YouTube is an incredible phenomenon! Would you agree? Hate it or love it, you can not deny it's impact on our students perspectives about the world they live in.

School districts across the country are banning access to the YouTube site because of the amount of garbage that's posted. Overall, this garbage is such a small percentage of the videos that are available. However it's the garbage that get the press coverage . . . . . I'll stoop there- I'm entering rant mode.

What we… Continue

Added by Youssef Elias on May 4, 2007 at 10:36am — No Comments

The Real Digital Divide

I was thinking about the "Digital Divide" in terms of working with teachers and professional development. It seems to me that the divides exists between teachers and students. Our students are just fine with the technology around them. They walk right up to an interactive white board and starting working. They all have iPods, YouTube and MySpace accounts. Blogging is not a new concept to them, they do it every night, at home, on MySpace.

If teachers can just "let go" (of their old… Continue

Added by Youssef Elias on May 3, 2007 at 10:00pm — No Comments


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