This podcast is a recording of my keynote address at the STARtech: Technology for the Next Generation conference at Salina South High School in Salina, Kansas, on January 21, 2008. An amazing array of digital tools are now available for anyone connected to the Internet to use and share his/her voice with the world using text, audio, and video. The emergence of this read/write web (called “web 2.0 by some” is both exciting and scary to many. In this session we’ll explore many of these tools which can be used to communicate and collaborate on the global stage. We’ll discuss the ethical responsibility which comes with using powerful tools like these, and explore ways learners of all ages can safely and legally use these tools to create and share digital stories, music, and socially network online with others. The age of the read/write web has dawned. Let’s use these tools safely, legally, and responsibly to CREATE, COLLABORATE, and develop the literacy skills required to thrive in the 21st century!


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2 Responses to Podcast219: Powerful Tools, Powerful Possibilities

  1. Joel Zehring says:

    I attended school in Salina. I would have attended Central High School, which is the crosstown rival of South, but I moved back to AZ. Thanks for time shifting the talk. It’s great that we can listen in like we’re there, any time, any place.

  2. Lisa Parisi says:

    Thank you so much for creating a VoiceThread on your trek through bison country. It will come in handy when I try to teach my Long Island, NYers what the prairie looked (looks) like.

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