I attended a two day workshop on Web 2.0 for the classroom, learning what opportunities and online tools are available and how to use them in our learning. Also having conversations centered on School 2.0, what the future of learning will look like, how the two fit together and what value they have in terms of allowing all of us to have a voice. The conference is taking place in Philadelphia at the Science and Leadership Academy with Will Richardson. The conversations have been valuable to understand who in the educational community are using these tools now, how classrooms are connecting and offering opportunities for students to begin communicating and collaborating with other schools. I have had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful group of people who are taking part in moving their students forward with the use of Web 2.0 tools and also looking at the future of our schools, how kids learn and how we teach. Below is a list of people, whose blogs I have been reading for some time now, they are having thought provoking conversations about our students, our schools, and how to best prepare our children for positions in the world we can only imagine. Please take some time to read, and contribute to conversations on their blogs. Check back often, I will be adding to my list.

Blogs
Will Richardson Connective Learning- blogger, author
Chris Lehman Principal Science and Leadership Academy Philadelphia, blog Practical Theory
Christian Long President and CEO of Design Focus a firm dedicated to making connections between technology, educational trends, school design, and developing web2.0 conversations
Kimberly Moritz High School Principal Gowanda School District
Neil Rochelle Superintendent Iroquois Central School Changing High Schools
Tim Lauer - Principal at Lewis Elementary School in Portland, Oregon
Steve Hargadon EdTechLive
Karl Fisch Arapahoe High School Littelton Public Schools
Christopher D. Sessums Director of distance education in the University of Florida College of Education.Thoughts on learning, teaching, and computing
Jeff Utecht The Thinking Stick Shanghai China
Vicki A. Davis Cool Cat Teacher Blog / Flat Classroom Project
Steve Poling Principal Marana Unified School District Arizona
Barbara Ganley's Blog Middlebury College blogs with her students
Tech Crunch weblog dedicated to obsessively profiling and reviewing new Internet products and companies
Steve Borsch - Connecting the Dots Guidance, Insight and Ideas in a Time of Accelerating Change
Chris Walsh - Infinite Thinking Machine
Scott McLeod Dangerously Irrelevant Dr. Scott McLeod is Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Policy and Administration at the University of Minnesota
Laura Twenty five Days to Make a Difference


Directory
Go2Web2.0 a site that describes itself as the “complete” directory of Web 2.0 tools
Emily Chang - eHub is a constantly updated resource of web applications, services or sites with a focus on next generation web (web 2.0), social software, blogging, Ajax, Ruby on Rails, location mapping, open source, folksonomy, design and digital media sharing
http://www.kayuda.com/ is a web-based visual wiki, a mind-mapping tool, and a non-linear writing tool that allows you to track ideas and the relationships between them. It's free, and any number of people can collaborate simultaneously in real-time. You can have any number of "wikis" (called "workspaces"), and you can choose how private to make them
http://www.zotero.org Zotero is a free, easy-to-use research tool that helps you gather and organize resources (whether bibliography or the full text of articles), and then lets you annotate, organize, and share the results of your researchZotero is a free, easy-to-use research tool that helps you gather and organize resources (whether bibliography or the full text of articles), and then lets you annotate, organize, and share the results of your research

Articles/Books/Chapters
Change the World - Overview of keynote speakers at FETC 2007 Bill Nye, Alan November and Chris Dede
Educating the Net Generation Educause
A new crop of kids - Generation We
New Face of Learning Edutopia
Why Blog As An Administrator created by Dr. Scott McLeod Director of CASTLE Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education
How Choice Co-Creation and Culture Are Changing What It Means to Be Net Savvy http://www.educause.edu/apps/eq/eqm07/eqm0711.asp?bhcp=1
Arapahoe High School blogging policy -

Videos / PowerPoint Links
Here are links to videos and presentations which we all should watch to become aware of new technologies and language being used now, when talking about the future of learning and how to move schools to 21st century learning environments.

CASE/NAIS conference Philadelphia 2007 - Outreach Using the Read / Write Web
Web 2.0... The machine is Us/ing Us on YouTube and here is a transcript of the text without the video Tonya Witherspoon prepared the document and Dr. Wesch approved sharing it
Did you Know - Karl Fisch
2020 Graduation - Karl Fisch
Jeff Han - Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU - his intuitive, "interface-free," touch-driven computer screen, which can be manipulated intuitively with the fingertips, and responds to varying levels of pressure.Multi touch driven computer screenType in the content of your page here.