An 8th grade science teacher, Ms. S, retrieves her MP3 player from the computer-connected cradle where it’s spent the night scanning the 17 podcasts she subscribes to. Having detected three new programs, the computer downloaded the files and copied them to the handheld. En route to work, Ms. S inserts the device into her dash-mounted cradle and reviews the podcasts, selecting a colleague’s classroom presentation on global warming and a NASA conference lecture about interstellar space travel.
ODuring a birds of a feather session at NECC this year, on Web 2.0, one of the questions that kept coming up was, “What does this really look like in a school?” I pitched the ideas as an article for TechLearning while I was there and the result, with great help from the editors at T&L, is now up on their web site.
It’s a miandering tour of a handful of applications of read/write tools in the culture of a school. Enjoy, share, and add to the story.
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