Ed Tech Connect


100_0393 At FETC last year, Karen and I were wowed when Steve asked us to hold a dinner in honor of the National Blog winners. Not only did we have such great bloggers as Frank LeBlanca and Wesley Fryer, but we also had Will Richardson at the table. Some of the DEN members took that time to write as many notes as they could on anything they could find, evidenced in this picture.

100_0391_2Aren’t you jealous that they got to learn from one of the master’s about blogging, podcasting and wikis? Well, now is your chance to learn from Will Richardson from the comfort of your own computer! He is this month’s featured speaker on the EDTechConnect series.

Discovery Education is pleased to feature the world’s foremost expert on educational blogging, Will Richardson on Wednesday Dec. 13 at 5:00PM EST.

Who: Will Richardson is known internationally for his work with educators and students to understand and implement instructional technologies and, more specifically, the tools of the Read/Write Web into their schools, classrooms and communities. A public school educator for 22 years, Will’s own Weblog (Weblogg-ed.com) is a primary resource for the creation and implementation of Weblog technologies on the K-12 level and is a leading voice for school reform in the context of the fundamental changes these new technologies are bringing to all aspects of life. His critically acclaimed, best-selling book Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Tools for Classrooms (March 2006, Corwin Press) is already being used by thousands of teachers to reinvent their practice, and his keynotes, presentations and workshops to audiences around the world communicate a fresh and inspiring vision of what schools can and must become. He is a founding partner of the Connective Learning Group which is dedicated to assisting educators contextualize and implement Read/Write Web tools into their schools and classrooms.

Topic: A Web of Connections: Why the Read/Write Web Changes Everything
Having the world of information at our fingertips on the Web was in itself a powerful transformation, but being able to contribute our own knowledge and ideas and collaborate in the construction of content is even more powerful. What needs to change about our curriculum when our students have the ability to reach audiences far beyond our classroom walls? What changes must we make in our teaching as it becomes easier to bring primary sources to our students? How do we need to rethink our ideas of literacy when we must prepare our students to become not only readers and writers but editors and collaborators as well? How do we best put to use the reams and reams of "digital paper" that this new "writeable" Web provides?

Cost: FREE!
This webinar will be limited to the first 200 people!  Registration will be available at school.discovery.com/edtechconnect
If you have any questions about EdTechConnect or registration, contact Steve_Dembo@discovery.com


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  1. Lisa Nall said:

    WOW, Danielle! This sounds really great. Will sounds like a great presenter. I’ll see if I can work this into my schedule.

  2. Rosemarie Morris said:

    I’ve been a fan of Will Richardson for a long time. Truly a pioneer and an inspiration. Next on my list of things to do will be to attempt to register . . .

  3. Cheryl Woolwine said:

    I am in! I am really looking forward to hearing Will Richardson – it sounds great!

  4. C Tauchman said:

    Still don’t understand this whole blogging thing. Might check it out.