The 23 Things

Discovery Exercises and Activities

Each week, you will complete two or three Discovery Exercises and Learning Activities ("Things"), as listed below. Remember, you are in charge of your learning journey. This course is about exposure, exploration and experimentation, not about "doing it right." Your co-participants and Learning 2.0 team are here to support and encourage you!

Stretch Activities

Along the way, you will also encounter a few Stretch activities accompanying some of the "Things." Stretch activities are designed to enrich and extend your learning. Everyone is encouraged to try at least some of them, but they are not required. If you are already comfortable with a particular tool or concept, you should definitely complete the Stretch activity!

The 23 Things*

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Summer 2012 Schedule

Please complete Thing #0 BEFORE Monday, June 4!
Thing #0 - Learn about the course, access your Google Apps account and get Firefox.

Week One (June 4-10)

Thing #1 - Review some strategies for lifelong learning.
Thing #2 - Learn a bit about Web 2.0 and why it matters
Thing #3 - Set up your blog at Blogger and write your first two posts
Thing #4 - Explore some uses for blogs in education

Week Two (June 11-17)
Thing #5 - Learn about RSS and set up a reader/aggregator
Thing #6 - Feed your reader: find and subscribe to feeds
Thing #7 - Creating community through commenting
Thing #8 - What is a wiki? Explore educational uses for Wikis
Thing #9 - Set up your own page on the Learning 2.0 - 23 Things sandbox wiki.

Week Three (June 18-24)

Thing #10 - Learn about Creative Commons
Thing #11 - Intro to Photosharing and Tagging; explore Flickr
Thing #12 - Create an online Slideshow using your own or Creative Commons photos
Thing #13 - Play around with an online image generator; Comment on other participant blogs

Week Four (June 25-July 1)

Thing #14 - Explore one or more tools of choice (Gliffy, Quizlet, SketchCast, etc)
Thing #7a - Blog about something interesting you've found in your Google Reader
Thing #15 - Intro to Social Bookmarking; Set up a account and begin adding and tagging resources
Thing #16 - Discover LibraryThing

Week Five (July 2-8)
Thing #17 - Intro to Podcasting; Explore some educational podcasts
Thing #18 - Intro to Video Sharing; Explore YouTube and TeacherTube.
Thing #19 - Combine audio, images and video with Voicethread
Thing #20 - Use Google Docs to create and share collaborative documents, spreadsheets and presentations

Week Six (July 9-15)
Thing #21 - Try Twitter
Thing #7b - Blog about something interesting you've found in your Google Reader.
Thing #22 - Explore social networks in education.
Thing #23 - Where do we go from here? Reflections and next steps.

NOTE: All blog postings must be completed by Wednesday, July 18 to receive credit. Scantrons will be turned in to Staff Development at 4:30pm on Thursday, July 19.

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