The Glue

I’ve spent most of my waking hours this morning catching up on e-mail. I ran into several things worthy of a blog, but, alas, no time left — except to comment on something I was reminded of yesterday.

I’m in Sacramento right now, presenting at a couple of staff development events by CTAP3. Yesterday’s was opened by Ben Anderson, and his very funny and insightful tour of the technologies we’ve seen arise in the past (un-disclosed number of) years since he graduated from high school. I loved his 1976 iPod.

Picture to come, I hope.

But during the afternoon, I did a two-hour session on Web 2.0 tools. How do you do that? So much to share. Anyway, a young school administrator in the back, raised his hand, just after I demonstrated how to run RSS feeds through your wiki page. He said that he had been looking at Web 2.0 tools for his teachers for some time, and was convinced of their benefit and appropriateness to the learning process. However, he hadn’t really understood one of the fundamental underpinnings of the concept, that these tools can connect together, be mixed and remixed to make new tools.

RSS is the glue of the new web.

Author: David Warlick

David Warlick has been an educator for the past 40+ years. He continues to do some writing, but is mostly seeking his next intersect between play, passion and purpose, dabbling in photography, drone videography and music production.