Thursday, August 17, 2006


I'm still a week and a half away from going back to school (with a week of meetings and planning time). But ideas to get staff inspired on web 2.0 are already being shared:
  • Doug Noon, at an elementary school in Alaska, writes in The Community Writing Project about having an opportunity to get his staff on board, and maybe participating in something similar to his Tell the Raven student blog from last year. Interesting how the use of the term "blog" is shied away from - see the comments for an extension of a good conversation.
  • Karl Fisch, from a high school in Colorado, shares in Did You Know? a powerful PowerPoint presentation he put together for his staff. He looked at making a difference with his staff in a totally different way. It's a serious, sit up and listen to this, big picture approach.

I'll be using Karl's presentation in my elementary school, with his permission. And I will also be having those sharing, this is how you do it, hands on kind of sessions that Doug talks about. Big picture, little picture - we have to remember put them both out there to really inspire our colleagues. Thanks to Doug and Karl for sharing.


Karl Fisch said...

Have you shared it with your school yet? I'm curious as to how elementary folks reacted to it.

I also wanted to let you know that I posted a slightly updated version of the presentation on The Fischbowl, as well as a list of my sources.

Mark Ahlness said...

Karl, I have not shared it yet - I will on the 30th or 31st. We're late starters out here in Seattle :) Will let you know how it went. I did get the updated version - thanks!