EdTechTalk#76 Community Forum @ Edublogosphere Issues, Options, & Norms April 27, 2007
There have been some heated Edublog postings recently (links below) concerning the virtues and pitfalls of different methods for facilitating community development and discussion within the Edublogospere. This is a 'community forum' discussion that addressed some of these questions:
- How can the edublogging community best help educators keep up with the
steady torrent of new educational tools, methods, and resources?
- What are the relative merits of blogging independently vs. being affiliated with a particular social network?
- How do we balance self-promotion and commercial interests with our participation in projects for the common good?
- What, if any, expectations are there for 'professional decorum' in edublogging?
Best Wiki Flat Classroom Project The Flat Classroom project is a genuine assessment project between Julie Lindsay'sgrade 11 ITGS class at International School Dhaka(ISD) in Bangladesh and Vicki Davis' 10th grade Computer Science class at Westwood Schools in Camilla, Georgia
Best Undergraduate Blog:
CILASS Student Blog University of Sheffield Student Ambassadors of the Centre for Inquiry-based Learning In the Arts and Social Sciences (England)
Edublog Star Award (Convenors choice):
Duck Diaries Barbara Cohen (USA)
Edublog Awards (EdTechTalk#75) Sunday, 9amEST/1400GMT (global times) EdTechTalk will once again be webcasting the Annual Edublog Awards Ceremony. Josie Frasier will be guiding us through the ceremony and Dave will be presenting his 'Top 10 News Events of the Edublog Year' again. We'll be using a Skypecast to speak with nominees during the ceremony and simulcasting on TalkShoefor those who would rather 'phone it in'. More info about the Edublog Awards at http://incsub.org/awards/