Set up your own blog & make your first post. Your first post should tell us why you have joined the program and what you hope to take away from it. Once you've completed this step, email me your blog link.
Assuming we all agree that technology is changing education and teaching (for right or wrong)... support that idea with a YouTube video. Place that video on your new blog (either as a link or as embedded video).
You should then watch the video below and COMMENT on my post. What did you think of his description of the phases of educational technology?
Some keywords for searching: collaboration, "24/7 education", "open learning", "web 2.0", "school 2.0", edtech, connectivity, social networks+schools, "personal learning networks, "education+think tanks", "21st century skills", "flat schools", "creative education", "new schools", "student centered learning", remix
Just for Fun (optional!):
Watch part of or all of this TED video ("Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the Learning Revolution!") and comment here on my blog. You can choose to embed a TED video into your first post, if you'd like, instead of a YouTube video.
Blogs are great for keeping up to date with other people, so you'll be commenting on and following some of your colleagues' blogs.
First, choose at least five of your colleagues' blogs ("Participant Blogs" tab), and comment on their first post or on their video. Commenting on blogs allows us to ask questions of one another, make suggestions, or simply to reply to what has been written or posted. I will be commenting on various blogs throughout the 17 Things to Chew On program.
Once you've commented, you should then "follow" those blogs. Oh, and "follow" this blog (17 Things to Chew On: Round 2), too. I will "follow" you, also, so you will be able to see my picture on your blog's sidebar. Now when I log into my blog and look at the Dashboard, I can see what's been updated on the blogs I'm following! Let's try to share the love, so if you notice that someone's blog has not yet been "followed" by anyone but me, you might choose to follow them.
So, for Thing 1:
- Write a post about why you've joined the program and what you hope to learn
- Comment on my post
- Embed a video about technology and education (or a TED video) into your blog post
- Comment on at least 5 other people's blogs
- Follow the 17 Things to Chew on blog AND the other blogs on which you commented
Note: Thing 2 will be posted on or around Friday, November 19th.