Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Technology Orientation

So this is for you Bud...

I know you are reading this... probable 7 minutes after I post it.

2nd Day of the 2008 SI and we are introducing everyone to the Technological side of CSUWP... the blog, the website (good work Will), NWP interactive, and of course the e-Anthology. Everyone is quiet right now which means that they are really into what they are working on or they are bored out of their minds and now looking at YouTube. I'm hoping for the former.

As always, the Blogging conversation has begun... How do we support student writing and achievement through the use of online forums and discussions... especially at the Elementary and Junior High School levels? The ideas are flying, the questions have begun but we already have a group of teachers interested in beginning the inquiry and maybe the fight... PSD, there are more of us now. So another group of teachers in our corner willing to push for technology use with kids.

At the same time, Cindy, Rick and Craig are discussing Teacher Research with the rest of the group... I'm sure they might even learn something from these three... at least the meaning of the word "psittaceous".

More coming soon...


Bud Hunt said...

It took me a bit longer than seven minutes - but, yes, I am reading. So are others. Tre cool about a day of technology and inquiry. I look forward to other voices emerging online from the institute, exploring the possibilities of writing and networking with students and each other. There's a district or two to the south ready to partner with you when you're ready.

- Bud

CSUWP said...

It's nice to know that you are still alive... Glad things are well... I always know I have someone in my corner. Thanks.

By the way, they finally did unblock my blog for TOK... just my blog... as a "trial" which has been unbelievably successful. Oh, and I'm now on the district Tech committee, so I'm doing what I can.

Enjoy your "cybercamping"...

- Jason

Bud Hunt said...

I'm pleased that you've made progress of your blogging project - the trick with all trials and pilots, though, is moving them past the pilot stage. I wish you luck with that and if there's anything I can do to help, please let me know.

I also appreciate your willingness to post to the blog, giving us distant TCs an opportunity to be involved.