23 Things: The Program
You record your progress beginning in Week 2, once you have set up your blog. Directions will be posted. In the meantime, have a look here.
Listed below are 23 Things (or small exercises) that you can do on the web to explore and expand your knowledge of the collaborative tools (and collaboration is the whole point) and spaces in ”Web 2.0“.
Staff (all of us: educational assistants, child and youth workers, custodial staff, secretarial staff and even admin) are encouraged to complete all 23 items on this list by
January 18, 2012 March 30, 2012 in order to receive certificate of completion and a small recognition for work well done.
Staff who complete all items by January 18, 2012 will also qualify for the iPad draw.
*(Note: Details about each task will be activated every week with posts related to each item)
We are working hard, in the background, to update this site and to make the process as clear and fun as possible. Occasionally, you will find a mistake or a problem. Please let us know. And sometimes you will find that, if you have read or worked ahead, a particular “Thing” may have changed a bit.
Please bear with us.
Thanks! And have fun!
Week 1: Introduction ( official start week of October 26, 2011)
- Read this blog & find out about the program.
- Discover a few pointers from lifelong learners and watch this animation of Sir Ken Robinson’s thoughts about the challenge facing us as educators.
Week 2: Blogging
- Set up your own blog & add your first post.
- Register your blog by adding a post and begin your Learning 2.0 journey
Week 3: Photos & Images
- Explore Flickr and learn about this popular image hosting site.
- Have some Flickr fun and discover some Flickr mash-ups & 3rd party sites.
- Create a blog post about anything technology related that interests you this week.
Week 4: RSS & Newsreaders
- Learn about RSS feeds and setup your own Bloglines newsreader account. Bloglines, Google Reader, and RSS.
- Locate a few useful subject related blogs and/or news feeds.
Week 5: Play Week
- Open a Google Docs account.
- Open a Google+ account. (They work together, now).
Week 6: Tagging, Folksonomies & Technorati
- Learn about tagging and discover a Del.icio.us (a social bookmaking site)
- Explore Technorati and learn how tags work with blog posts.
Week 7: Wikis
- Learn about wikis and discover some innovative ways in which educators are using them.
- Add an entry to the MPJ Wiki.
Week 8: Twitter
- Sign up for Twitter
- Learn about Twitter
- Harness Twitter for
Week 9: MIcroblogging
First you’ll need to register your blog. This will be covered in the directions the second week for item #4.
Once you start recording your discoveries through your own blog, you will need to check-off the item and enter the permanent link to the individual blog post that covers the exercise or “thing.”
Depending upon the Blogger template that you selected, the “permanent link” for each individual post can be found either through the post’s title or through a link in the posts footer area the contains the date.
To record progress for an individual item in the Tracking Log:
- Click on the permanent link for the individual post.Example:Here is where you would find the permalink for this sample blog post
23 Things at MPJ and OLS by Marcello Mancuso, Joe Genova, Irene Mychajluk is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at plcmcl2-about.blogspot.com.