As many of you know, I’m editing the the Classroom 2.0 Book Project with Steve Hargadon (the Classroom 2.0 guy, among other things) and Richard Byrne who also writes the FreeTech4Teachers blog. I wanted to specifically reach out to the WizIQ community, though, and share an opportunity around this book.
The book project has two main components. The first is a collection of all submissions, published on Scribd. The second is an actual book that draws from the best and most thematically relevant of the submissions to create a collection of stories outlining best practices, practical approaches, how-tos, best-of-breed applications, and administrative needs that go into creating classrooms that are truly worthy of the Classroom 2.0 moniker. These are classes in which technology drives real change in the way we teach and where students derive real benefit from the technology (instead of just enjoying having fancy iPads on their desk or typing their essays in a computer lab instead of writing them in cursive on parchment paper).
So how about you? What’s your story? It doesn’t need to be about WizIQ, although if WizIQ has done something incredible for your classes or allowed you to teach more effectively, we’d love to hear about it. It can be the innovative way you used Facebook with your class, how you began capturing your class’s backchannel with Twitter, or how you started flipping your classroom to great effect. We’d love to hear from you, regardless…We know that there are countless great stories out there waiting to be told. Just click on the Classroom 2.0 Book Project link for all the details.