Friday 5: Best of Will Richardson
Hi All -
On Friday and Saturday, teachers and administrators from several area independent schools gathered at the Francis Parker School here in Chicago to learn from classroom blogging guru, Will Richardson. Will is a former high school teacher and early adopter of Web 2.0 technologies, now consulting in school districts across the country. His blog, Weblogg-ed, is widely read by many educators. All in all, it was a productive and enlightening workshop; this week's list represents a handful of sites that were discussed.
Gcast is a podcast hosting service. Users can make recordings via phone amongst many other features.
This is the accompanying web site to a popular book written by Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams. Will recommended this business book as its message apparently has potential implications for education. Interestingly, the web site includes a blog and a wiki where community members are authoring additional chapters of the book.
3) Remote Access blog by Clarence Fisher
Will referenced Clarence's work several times during the workshop. There's an interesting graphic on emerging technologies and services included in Clarence's May 5 post.
Will consulted on this student-friendly blogging service.
5) A Web of Connections: Why the Read/Write Web Changes Everything
Will relies on wikis for presentations nowadays, not slideware.
While browsing sites during the workshop, I found two others worth sharing that were not directly a part of the workshop:
7) Celebration of Teaching and Learning: Multimedia Resources from Thirteen/WNET and WLIW
This conference had a great line-up of speakers. For those of us unable to attend in person, videos of several presentations are online for viewing.