Monday, April 16, 2007

School 2.0 at Ning

Well, yesterday I joined Classroom 2.0 at Ning and today I joined School 2.0 at Ning. Both of these sites are the creation of Steve Hargadon. Initially, I thought, what’s the difference in Classroom 2.0 versus School 2.0. Then the light came on!
Classroom 2.0 is set up to discuss what is happening with Web 2.0 technologies in the classroom and School 2.0 is set up to discuss how schools should change to facilitate Web 2.0 learning. Okay, I think I’ve got it! Either way, whether you join Classroom 2.0 of School 2.0, both provide some interesting discussions about Web 2.0 technologies in education thanks to Steve and the caring educational professionals that are signing on.

I guess Steve explains it best with his introductions to the sites…

“Welcome to the CLASSROOM 2.0 social networking site! This network is devoted to those interested in the practical application of Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies in the classroom and in their own professional development. Especially we hope that those who feel they are "beginners" will find this a comfortable place to start being a part of the community dialog and to learn more."


School 2.0 goes beyond the practical discussion of applying the read/write and collaborative Web technologies in the classroom. It is, instead, a larger discussions of how education, learning, and our physical school spaces can (or should) change because of the changing nature of our social and economic lives brought on by these technologies. A wiki associated with this site is at those interested in a more focused, practical, and classroom-oriented discussion of the application of Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies, you can visit: Classroom 2.0)”

Thanks for the great Social Networking sites Steve.

I look forward to seeing everyone there. Either site!


William Bishop (Bill)


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