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Thursday, July 28 • 10:00am - 11:15am
Harnessing the Power of Web 2.0: Technologies to Connect and Engage Our 21st Century Learners

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What is all the buzz about YouTube, Flickr, Diigo, Facebook, MySpace, Blogger, Twitter, Skype, Second Life and the many Web 2.0 technologies that are key components of students' daily vocabulary? Which technologies are really supporting and enhancing our students? How can teachers effectively use the "read/write web" to motivate students and connect them to the world?  Do we really understand Web 2.0 and the effect it has on our students? Our students are authors of blogs, designers of web sites and developers of ringtones. They have created an entire language of their own using abbreviated terms. The bottom line is that these students learn and comprehend in a way that is foreign to many of us, and, as a result, they often feel disconnected from traditional teachers and schools of yesteryear. In this workshop, we will explore several Web 2.0 tools, how students are using them and how to successfully integrate them into the curriculum. 

 


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Cathleen Richardson

About Cathleen Richardson | Chief Innovation Officer, Cre8tiv Educational Services, Atlanta, GA | | Cathleen Richardson has been a pioneer educational technology specialist for over 15 years. Working closely with classroom teachers, principals and district administrators, Cathleen is deeply committed to helping educators understand the transformational power of technology. Her intimate knowledge of teaching and learning, Mobile Devices and New... Read More →


Thursday July 28, 2011 10:00am - 11:15am
Arlington - 2nd Floor