Friday, June 29, 2012

Classroom 2.0: The Book Project


Classroom 2.0 Announces its 5th Anniversary of The Book Project

Classroom 2.0 is a popular Ning started by the amazing Steve Hargadon.  As a frequent visitor to the Ning, I  always look forward to The Book that comes out each year because there are always so many innovative resources that are shared by such quality educators.


What is Classroom 2.0:

Classroom 2.0 is a social site where individuals can join, for free, to collaborate with each other, learn about digital tools, and have their imagination sparked by the creative ideas others post about.  The community consists of over 67K members from over 188 different countries. 




Visit Classroom 2.0


I recently had the pleasure of meeting up with Steve among many other friends at The ISTE Conference in San Diego.  I'm in the process of composing a series of posts from the conference that will come out over the next few days.  In the mean time, feel free to check out the #ISTE12 feed.

In the Photo: 
@tomwhitby, @stevehargadon, @kleinerin, @teachingwthsoul, @flourishingkids, @nesticos, @ron_peck
(I've linked each name as they are truly great people to follow on Twitter)



What is The Classroom 2.0 Book Project?

The Classroom 2.0 Book consists of quality, innovative resources for teachers.  This year's book project was put together by three fantastic powerhouses in education: Steve Hargadon, Richard Byrne, and Chris Dawson.  They opened the invitation for submissions to their networks, very large ones indeed.  After the submission deadline, the three worked with a committed and tireless pace to select the first round of entries.  The first round of entries are all from well-recognized names who put together a fabulous collection of resources.  Please click here to view the entries.  Over the next few weeks, smaller cohorts of entries will be added to The Book Project.  

I'm honored (and thrilled) that my submission was selected for the first cohort of published submissions.  My submission focuses on digital writing as a medium for process and product.  As a member of The National Writing Project and continuous collaboration with dear friend, Troy Hicks, digital writing is something I value greatly.  



{click here to read my submission on digital writing}


and


{click here to see the complete list of submissions}
(a fabulous list)

6 comments:

  1. Congratulations and thank you for sharing! I teach second grade and introduced Storybird to my students this year. I ran into the same issues the second grade teacher you mentioned in your article did and became a little discouraged. However, your article has revived my excitement and I am going to try again with my upcoming class. I plan on introducing Storybird with shared writing at the beginning of the year. I really liked your idea of having the writing piece done first and then searching for the pictures to match. I also found the girls gravitated to Storybird and the boys to Glogster and uploading videos. So interesting!

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  2. Erin, Great ideas on digital stories. I teach K and am blessed to have 5 ipads in my classroom. My students can't get enough of them. I have found that reluctant writers are encouraged to write and with the app I use (StoryKit) they are all able to be successful! You can check out some of their work on my blog: http://www.kindergartenipads.blogspot.com/search/label/digital%20stories
    Melissa Dills

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  3. Thanks for sharing, with common core and integrating tech into the classroom I love all the techy ideas you share! Thanks again!

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  4. Koreen,

    I can't wait to hear how they like Stoybird. Please keep me posted. :)

    Thanks,

    Erin

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  5. Melissa,

    What a great age to introduce touch technology! Thanks for sharing your student examples. I look forward to checking them out.

    Thanks,

    Erin

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  6. Leea,

    Thanks so much for your feedback! Glad the ideas are helpful.

    Cheers,

    Erin

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