Come On and Get Lively

This message comes from Vicki Davis (http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/).  For those who don’t know, Vicki is a very positive influence in the world of Web 2.0 in education.

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Hello everyone –

I hope you’ll take a second to help a group of my very passionate ninth graders who have named themselves the Digiteen Dream Team – http://digiteendreamteam.blogspot.com

They have been using Google Lively as part of the Digiteen Project teaching digital citizenship (http://www.digiteen.net), however Google has announced it will shut lively down on December 31st..

The students have created a blog at http://digiteendreamteam.blogspot.com, and are planning a protest for this Wednesday from 2:15 – 3:00pm (EST) in Lively (the room will be listed on their blog just before going live).

They are asking for as many people as possible to create an account on lively – www.lively.com/.  That gets attention.  You can also start your own Lively room, sign the Lively petition, or write a letter – my student letter is going to be up on the blog this week – they are going to ask for a few more months to see if we can get more classes using it.  You and your students can also send your own letter to Google about the use of lively in education.

I know Lively has really not been considered by many for use in education, but I think it should have been and should be.  I know you’re busy but if you can spread the word, please do.

Best regards and thank you for your time,

Vicki A. Davis
Blog:  http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com

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