Hello Everyone! My name is Laura Blankenship and I'm an Instructional Technologist at Bryn Mawr College, an all-women's college outside of Philadelphia. My colleagues, Barbara Ganley, on the faculty of the Writing Program at Middlebury College, and Barbara Sawhill, Director of the International Learning Center at Oberlin college, and I are interested in discussing and exploring the use of social software to transform education. We "met" via our various blogs and all have extensive experience blogging, podcasting, flickring, furling, deliciousing, etc. We'd love to have other like-minded or interested educators (or parents of school-aged children) join us to talk about the potential social software has to change the educational landscape. Here is the official-sounding proposal.
Blogging in the Classroom and Blogging the Classroom: Using social software to create learning opportunities for our students and ourselves
This panel will bring educators and educational
technologists together to talk about the benefits and realities of using blogs and other Web technologies in the classroom. We will discuss how social software enhances and transforms the learning environment, dynamics, and outcomes; the responses of students to blogging classes; and impacts on our teaching and our network of colleagues when we blog the experience.
To really get a sense of who we are and our experience with edublogging, check out our blogs. I'm at 3 locations: Geeky Mom, ETC@BMC, and Blogical Construction. Barbara Ganley blogs at bgblogging
and Barbara Sawhill blogs and podcasts at Language Lab Unleashed
We look forward to your comments and to seeing you all at BlogHer!