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Summer PD Series: Web 2.0 for Educators

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Yesterday a number of our teachers participated in a Web 2.0 for Educators workshop. The purpose of the session was to (1) heighten awareness concerning the differences between Web 1.0 (digification of media) and Web 2.0 (interaction with media) and (2) explore how the read/write web can foster communication, collaboration, creativity, and design. | View [...]

Are We a Cult of Amateurs?

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

I had a brief but enlightening discussion a few days ago with our Head of Lower School regarding Andrew Keen’s book, The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet is Killing Our Culture. As the title suggests, Keen takes a dim view of the Internet and is particularly disparaging of blogs, wikis and other Web [...]

An AUP for Web 2.0

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

On Friday I participated in a full day planning session for our upcoming 1:1 Tablet PC deployment. Among the many topics discussed was the School’s Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). Although we were focused on the implications of students using a school-owned/parent-leased machine, this section of the policy was what caught my attention: L. Use of [...]