My personal goal for the year is to expose as many teachers to as many web 2.0 tools that I can. I will use this blog to chronicle my efforts and, hopefully, share more successes than failures. My ultimate motivation is to have the teachers use the technology, reflect on it, and find ways to implement them into their classrooms.
We started our journey in the opening faculty meeting of the year. We began with (actually we began with pretty dry administrivial housekeeping, after that) a version of Karl Fisch's Did You Know?
as a conversation starter. It seemed to have gone fairly well; as well as can be expected considering it was the first day teachers reported to school. The following day they were booked for all-day district lead professional development, and the students showed up the day after that. As you can imagine they were chomping at the bit to get to their classrooms. I didn't hear any outwardly negative comments, so I'll say it was a success.
Video sharing down, too much to mention to go! If anyone has any similar stories or ideas for other tools, please let me know...