Join our Women of Web 2.0 EdTechTalk Sunday at 4 pm EST

My friends and I at the Women of Web 2.0 and I will be hosting a live Ed Tech talk this Sunday — 4 pm EST; 8PM GMT. We hope to have time for questions.

I haven't blogged about the Women of Web 2.0 because we're still getting a lot of resources together. Despite what I hear some people may think, we just feel there is a need for a feminine voice in Web 2.0 discussions and haven't really seen a lot of inclusion of women in some things. Because so many teachers are women, we just think it is important that a female voice be included.

However, we are consulting many “friends” and others as we have our discussions and men are certainly invited into our bulletin board and online discussions. Basically, the women of Web 2.0 are the four of us who've decided to get together and do something a little different.

The Web 2.0 movement moves across gender, race, and country lines and we expect all of our discussions to reflect that. Just think of it as a corner of Web 2.0 meant to reflect a feminine view of things. Don't read more into it than it is.

If you have suggestions or ideas, join in the discussions in the bulletin board over at Wow2. We're planning a weekly skypecast and some other collaborations as well. The neat thing is that between our classroom experience, recent education degrees, theses, and international project coordination experience, there is a pretty good representation of most aspects of Web 2.0.

We've had some fun skype calls recently as we've planned things and have submitted for a panel discussion of practical Web 2.0 in the classroom for NECC. This plans to be a neat “aside” project of mine.

I hope you continue to do what you can to stay inspired, stay afloat and stay positive. Just the other day, some teachers at my school decided to ask that we have some staff development to learn about Web 2.0. I haven't pushed it on anyone, I just let the students do the selling!

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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Anne Zelenka October 12, 2006 - 12:06 pm

Cheers to you for making sure that women in education have a voice in Web 2.0.

I agree that women should be in the discussions more. One thing I’ve done recently is run the “office 2.0 podcast jam” where we invited both men and women to submit podcasts on the subject of office 2.0, or next-generation web-enabled technology for the workforce. Check my blog for links.

By the way, I really enjoyed your recent post about teaching your students to use Skype. Great stuff. The education world needs more enthusiastic technologists like yourself.

Have a great Ed Tech talk this weekend.

janice October 16, 2006 - 12:21 am

Thanks for the initiative WOW and look forward to learning a lot from each other. Women certainly do have something unique to add to the conversation about Web 2.0.


leon's web3d blog April 17, 2007 - 1:50 pm

this is great. web shouldn’t have any gender or contry or race problem.

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