Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Connected Tools -- Inside and Outside the Classroom

Interesting times! Spent much of this week at the Innovative Learning Conference in San Jose, CA. I'll be adding content here over the next couple of days with all sorts of interesting tools that kids can be using that some classes are using. But it has been quite an interesting set of discussions. How do you add technology to learning while integrating it into classroom planning? How do you use the "cool stuff" and engage kids while not spending lots of time and energy figuring this out yourself as a teacher.

So in the next few days, we'll tinker with Audible, WetPaint, Wikispaces, Moodle, and other cool tools...but looking how the classroom stuff can blend with the home stuff.

We're also working with www.ikidtools.com on an episode of the iKidTools show about how to use wikis, bookmark tags, and related sites for kids' learning and interests.

Do take a look at their/our first episode, which is presently posted at http://ikidtools.nings.com as a full half hour show, interviewing two sets of tweens on their current web attitudes. It's a bit tongue-in-cheek and airs in full at KGEM-TV. Check it out here.


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