Got a little downtime here today at school as the majority of the population is in downtown Inez trying to get a glimpse of Senator John McCain. Yep, that’s right. For some reason he is visiting Inez, pop. 600.
Anyway, I thought that I would take advantage of the time and blog about my recent visit to the Resources Wiki on Classroom 2.0, which will heretofore be known as CR20 in all future posts. As I have come to expect from my new favorite SNS, the wiki has all kinds of neat stuff such as notices of upcoming workshops. It appears the first CR20 live workshop was held in San Francisco, California in February of 2008. I like the fact that producers of the workshops try to always have a track for beginners.
As an aside, there is something else that I have discovered that I really like about CR20 and that is the diversity of its members. Honestly, in the beginning, I thought that this would be a place where I would be behind the other members. But, after lurking around for a bit, I have found that there are many beginners just like me who are interested in collaborating with other educators finding their way in this new wonderland called 2.0. Of course, as usual, there are always those who are ahead of others and some of them are way, way ahead. But, that is okay, they are blazing ground.
Back to the Resources Wiki. There is a live workshop coming up on May 8 and 9 from Phoenix, Arizona, which will include discussions about Introduction to Web 2.0, blogs, RSS, streaming video, wiki use, lightning speed demos, and social networking. Other workshops are planned through September. One must register for these events in order to attend.
The Resources Wiki also provides a link to the following:
Classroom 2.0 LIVE Conversations are community-scheduled opportunities to talk on specific topics with other members of the Classroom 2.0 using one of the online voice/video/sharing programs.
One may host these events as well as attend. A schedule of approaching events may also be found on the wiki.
Finally, members of CR20 are encouraged to edit the wiki as deemed necessary for the betterment of all educators who are interested in helping “[E]ach other integrate and use technology in the classroom in practical ways”. There is even a “notify me” tab at the top of the pages to receive notification of any (one may select the pages for notification) or all changes made to wiki pages.
Onto FAQ, Photos, Video, and Invite tabs next.