While I was taking a bit of time off to spend with my sister & her boys, a very proactive educator found my blog. Yesterday I saw the trail of tweets … That’s the joy of social networking! You can pretty much follow the word of mouth.
So today I talked with Kevin Jarrett who is actively employing social media to help educators. I was impressed when I read his bio & look forward to exchanging more ideas with him!
Kevin invited me to speak in Second Life. I never thought I needed to go there, but yes I do! (ok, I must admit I was intrigued after seeing Connie Reece sporting her green pea dress & dancing. Today she tells me she’ll take me roller skating!). It seems that I have many friends that will teach me the in’s & out’s. I will be ready to speak in September!
What are educators doing? Well they have Classroom 2.0 with more than 10,000 members. And Kevin is gearing up to have middle school students publish an online newspaper. They’ll have a great time doing that & what better way to start gaining the skills for real life (or should I say ‘virtual’).
If you’re in the education field, drop a note. And I welcome Kevin & all of his friends to my blog. I started a new category for you. Let me know how I can help!