Friday, March 14, 2008

[TIPS] A Globally connected teacher - read this

You KNOW you've 'made it' in the blogging biz when you can take a little vacation from blogging and have someone the likes of Julie Lindsay (http://123elearning.blogspot.com/) fill in for you. Such is the case with one of my favorite blogs called, "Dangerously Irrelevant" by Dr Scott McLeod. He's taking a little hiatus and he's got Julie pinch hitting for him. Julie's blog is also one of my favorites, so when she began to fill in for Scott I was excited to read what she had to say there.
This post, http://www.dangerouslyirrelevant.org/2008/03/my-2020-vision.html which she also posted on her own blog (
http://123elearning.blogspot.com/2008/03/my-2020-vision-for-global-collaboration.html) is one I think you should read. As you do, keep these thoughts in mind. "Did her students receive something truly special in their education as a result of their participation in those projects?" And, "If I KNOW about such projects, and refuse to investigate to learn how MY students can enjoy that same experience, am I guilty of... SOMETHING?"
The article begins with a discussion of some of the projects that she and her students have been involved in, and ends with some great suggestions. PLEASE read this. There is SO VERY MUCH at stake.

2 comments:

Betsy said...

Jim, I don't know if I've made it to the 'big time!' Julie just responded to my call for guest bloggers. I've had a whole string of them over the past 5-6 weeks. All of them have been excellent!

If you'd like to be one, get in touch!

Scott McLeod said...

Oops - apparently I'm logged into Gmail as my wife. That's supposed to be me, Scott McLeod!