WordPress MU, the multi-user, open-source platform that is used by Harvard University among other institutions, has enabled teachers to easily post assignments, information for parents and media using the power of read/write technology. We will show how teachers are using this to begin blogging and taking initial steps of interacting online with students, parents and the community.

Presenter: Chris Brown
Date: March 12, 2009
Series: 21st Century Fellows Tools Series

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About this series

Have you been hearing about great Web 2.0 tools from your fellow Powerful Learning Practice team members and wondering how you’ll ever get around to learning to use them? Well, here’s your chance to get the basics on a few with our Powerful Learning Practice Fellow Tools Series. Some of our 21st Century Fellows have volunteered to lead 45-minute Elluminate sessions on their favorite Web 2.0 tools for all Community members.

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Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning Practice. She works with schools and districts from around the world helping them to infuse technology into their curriculums and by leading other digital conversion efforts. Sheryl also consults with governments, educational organizations and non-profits in development of their various professional learning initiatives. Sheryl is a sought-after presenter at national and international events, speaking on topics related to digital and online learning, teacher and educational leadership, online community building, and other educational issues impacting children of poverty. Sheryl served on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Board of Directors for six years. She co-authored The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age with Lani Ritter Hall. Sheryl has four children and four grandsons, Luke, Logan, Levi and Tanner and a trio of dachshunds. You can find out more on her blog and on Twitter @snbeach.
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