Web 2.0 Wednesday: One Sentence Professional Development

It's Web 2.0 Wednesday and this week I have two options. Day in a Sentence In comments a few weeks ago, Kevin and a few others suggested that we tie into other Web 2.0-related activities that are currently going on, so this week we're going to take Kevin's advice and participate in an activity he's been running on his own blog, the "Day in a Sentence" project. This is very... Read more →

Web 2.0 Wednesday: What Would You Do With 37 Days?

Last week I took a little break from Web 2.0 Wednesdays to ask if it's something we should continue. Although I didn't intend this initially, what I realized afterward is that by posting that question and having a discussion about it with you in comments, we engaged in one of the more meaningful activities that occurs courtesy of Web 2.0. We were able to, as an international group of learners... Read more →

Web 2.0 Wednesdays--Should We Keep It Up?

When we ended the Comment Challenge several weeks ago, several people asked me to keep things going on a weekly basis with "Web 2.0 Wednesdays," where each week we'd do a different "challenge activity" related to Web 2.0 and learning. The first week there was a lot of participation, but in the past few, there's been a precipitous decline. So here's what I'm wondering--should we keep this up? It's possible... Read more →

Web 2.0 Wednesday: Try Out One of the "100 Helpful Web Tools for Every Kind of Learner"

It's Wednesday, which means it's time to play around with Web 2.0. This week's activity is to try out one (or more) of the tools on this incredibly comprehensive list of tools for every kind of learner and learning style. There are a few ways to go at this: Find a tool that matches with your learning style. Try it out to see if it's easier for you to use... Read more →

Web 2.0 Wednesday: Create an Invitation to Participate

Earlier this week I talked about the need to extend explicit invitations to people about participating in the Web 2.0 world. Although many of us have fully embraced the social networking and interaction that is typical of this new evolution of the Internet, a huge number of people still see the Web as a passive form of entertainment rather than as a place to interact. For this week's Web 2.0... Read more →

Web 2.0 Wednesday: Tell Us Something Unique About Where You Live

This week's Web 2.0 Wednesday activity is inspired by Ines and TJ. Thanks especially to Ines who sent me several Web 2.0 ideas. If you have any, please email them to me or leave me something in comments. One of the beauties of Web 2.0 is how it connects us to people from all over the world, in different cultures with different ways of life. This gives us wonderful opportunities... Read more →

Web 2.0 Wednesday: Web 2.0 in One Minute

Back in the day (not MY day, mind you, but "the day" of other people I know), Ken Blanchard's One Minute Manager was a hot book. Leaving aside the idea of being able to actually distill management into 60 seconds and how advisable that may be, I do kind of like the idea of "1-minute" activities because so many people use "lack of time" as their excuse for not doing... Read more →

Introducing Web 2.0 Wednesday

We had such a great response from the 31 Day Commenting Challenge that many people wanted to continue the fun on a less intense basis. Thus was born Web 2.0 Wednesdays, which I'm going to begin tomorrow. Here's the plan: Each Wednesday I'm going to post a Web 2.0 activity for you to try. If you have the time and inclination to do so, then please join in. If you... Read more →