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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Will Richardson & Thoughts...

Sitting here learning to blog via Will Richardson's presentation....
You can palpably feel the fear in the air... letting loose...can we really allow our students BLOGGING privledges? What if they write something inappropriate?
The fearful mentality of this group actually surprises me. I would have thought those signed up for this workshop would have been those ready to embrace this new world that we live in. As educators we must take our heads out the the sand and ensure that our students are taught to embrace this new technology "safely, ethically and effectively". It is the world they are living in. We, as educators need to make the shift.. the students are already there. Let's teach them how to be responsible online citizens.
Will Richardson states so clearly...
...every educator at least has to understand what’s happening with Web
technologies, how they are affecting much of our world, and the implications
and potentials for learning.