Emerging Technologies Workshop in Downers Grove

I have been invited to facilitate a workshop in Downers Grove, Illinois next week. The topic will be using the read/write web (web 2.0) in schools. The workshop will be unique in that it is designed not only to pass knowledge and skills on to participants, but to tap into their unique perspectives to generate new knowledge.

The workshop will employ a wiki, that these educators will populate with their ideas about integrating these new information tools into the teaching and learning process.

I want to invite, you, as a reader of 2¢ Worth, to visit the wiki during Tuesday and Wednesday of next week and even comment on the pages with your reactions and insights. The URL of the wiki will be posted here, on my blog, sometime during the weekend. We also hope to podcast some of the discussions and make them available to the larger education community.

We are “…preceding with caution”, says David Jakes, the mastermind and organizer of the workshop. He continued in a recent blog (The New Shape of Information)

…this stuff is too powerful, too cool, and potentially has a chance to change how we educate kids, and how kids view their education, that I want to do it right.”

I also want to invite you to go ahead and announce some of your ideas. If you are blogging, and have some insights about blogging, wikis, social bookmarks and photos, and other folksomous applications in teaching and learning, please blog your ideas, and include the terms “downers”, “grove” and “warlick” in the blog. We will be aggregating (through Technorati) all blog postings with those three words into the wiki, so that all can share.

It will help if your blog is registered with Technorati (http://technorati.com). Just:

  1. signup
  2. click “account” (at the top)
  3. scroll down and “Claim a Weblog” by typing in its URL.

This causes Technorati to pay closer attention to your weblog, making it easier for others to. Also, when you have posted your blog article, you might go to the following URL:

http://technorati.com/ping/?url=(url of your blog)

This causes Technorati to check out your latest postings right away.

Thanks so much for your support and I am certainly looking forward to this event. ..and thanks to David Jakes, and the new adventures in midwest steak cuisine he’ll introduce me to will in Chicago.

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.