Thank you for visiting our new blog at 21st Century Schools. We assume you received the enewsletter we sent out today, and that you followed the link to this blog.
As you saw from the newsletter we've been discovering and exploring the tools of Web 2.0, and the possibilities for application in the classroom are astounding. I am very excited about designing new curriculum units and using these tools to take student learning and motivation to much higher levels!
I am absolutely positive that these technologies can be utilized effectively even with kindergarten children. At the age of 2 my grandson was whipping around online at PBSkids.org and Nick.com, and I was amazed at the way he seemed to intuitively know how to use the technologies. The same when I bought my new iPhone. I handed it to him and he used the touchscreen to slide it to the unlock position, and then began taking pictures.
There was so much more that I wanted to share with you in the newsletter, but as it was, it was very long and full. I know they should be quick to scan for the information you need, since we all receive so many emails every day. So I will be adding more on this blog and on other sites as together we explore the possibilities of new web 2.0 tools.
Welcome, and stay active.