- Vicki Davis over at the Techlearning blog has written about The Five Phases of Flattening a Classroom. It's a great skeleton of a "how to" guide in terms of using social networking in the classroom, starting with an intranet approach while you teach students the ethics of on-line communities all the way to student managed social networks in the classroom. I find all of this very thought-provoking in terms of how I might use this with both students and teachers.
- The readwriteweb has some links and ideas for writing a novel on-line. Some are tools which allow for collaboration, but others could be used by individuals wanting to find an audience (and/or publisher). I'd like to explore these a bit more. Again, I see the classroom and school potential...but I also wonder if there is potential here for grad school candidates working on dissertations or other teacher/author possibilities. As for myself, I'm a little ways off from putting a book together for the educational field---although I'm pretty sure what I want to write about. (Fair warning: My educationese term is going to be "congruence." You heard it here first.)
I would be really interested in visiting classrooms where Classroom 2.0 features are in place. I've been in education long enough to know that the conditions in one school which allow programs to thrive are not necessarily transplantable...but every story has an idea or two that might be adapted. For now, I'm happy to marvel at the edublogging I see in the area of techy things for the classroom.