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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thing 2- What interests me about web 2.0.

What interests me about Web 2.0?  Just about everything.  I know that it is free, and as a teacher, who doesn't love anything that is free?  Otherwise, I feel like I don't know much about it and am therefore interested in what I don't know.  I don't know if this is an accurate statement or not, it is just how I feel- meaning maybe I know more about Web 2.0 than I realize.  It seems like the web is so vast (and therefore Web 2.0 as well), that how can we ever know everything about it?  But to be specific, as I look at the list of the 23 things we will be working with, I am definitely interested in blogs, wikis, podcasts and youtube.  I think all of these items can be incorporated into my teaching in some way.  I have some limited experience with some of these items, such as podcasting and now blogging, but I definitely need to learn more.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Thing 1- Why I'm doing 23 things.

Why did I decide to try this project? I think that I can always learn more about the web and what is available to me. Also, in an ever changing/evolving/advancing(?) world I think it is important for me (and I mean teachers) to be aware of what my students are using and to see if it is possible to incorporate it into my teaching, to better meet the needs of my students. As much as I understand the need for using tech in the classroom, unfortunately I don't always do as much as I could/should. Hopefully, this will motivate me to do more.