Play Web 2.0 Truth AND Dare


Watch this video (hat tip to David Warlick)


In light of this video, I have 20 questions for you, how do you rank?

  1. Do you spend any time talking about proper methods of e-mail?
  2. Do you have a facebook or myspace profile? (I don't?)
  3. I someone wrote about you, is your name hyperlinkable? (Do you have something they can link to?)
  4. Do you know the names of all of your students?
  5. If your students have computers in the classroom, do your students make ongoing eye contact?
  6. Are you unafraid of what would happen if youtube, myspace, and facebook were allowed in your classroom?
  7. Do your students collaboratively create documents?
  8. Do you expect your students to complete their reading assignments?
  9. Do you assign papers and grade them after reading EVERY WORD?
  10. Have you ever given assignment and allowed students to create content on the public world wide web?
  11. Do you allow students to post content WITHOUT premoderation?
  12. If you allow students to post online, do you subscribe to 100% of their content in your RSS reader?
  13. Do you comment on your student blogs?
  14. Is more than 50% of your content relevant “to life?” (Ask your students)
  15. Do all of your students open their textbook for your class on a weekly basis?
  16. Do you give reading assignments that include web content?
  17. Have your students been taught methodologies for assessing the validity of web documents?
  18. Do you give students projects where they must manage themselves, multitask, and deliver a comprehensive output that is relevant to your topic?
  19. Have you changed anything significant about ALL of the courses you are teaching THIS YEAR?
  20. Do you care?

Answer these questions on your blog, in the comments below, privately at your desk. What questions are missing?

Double Dare…

Show this video to your administrator.

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12 thoughts on “Play Web 2.0 Truth AND Dare

  1. #

    1. To whom? No.
    2. Yes, I have both, but I did them anonymously to just see what they were about and check up on students to see what they were getting up to. My assumption is that no one who could code their own site would need a myspace account except as a goof.
    3. Yes. They could link here.. or at my website
    4. Of course, but as I tell them… next year I’ll remember everything about you except your name… so don’t be offended when I can’t tell you your name. I’ll still be able to tell you the funny thing you said, where you sat and how you did.
    5. um… when we have the laptops.. sure.
    6. Absolutely unafraid, but I would never use myspace or facebook in my classroom. There are better things and I’d use those.
    7. Occasionally
    8. Of course
    9. Only if I’m going to grade them… but if I grade them, I read them.
    10. Yes
    11. No. District policy
    12. I meant to, but I’m so busy okaying their content through moderation that there’s no point to the RSS feed for me.
    13. Of course
    14. Yes
    15. they open something..
    16. YES!
    17. I could do more.
    18. YES
    19. My kids are all blogging this year.
    20. about what?

  2. Have already shown to my principal and she is allowing me to show to faculty next week with follow up break out sessions on meeting them where they’re at in web 1.0 and take their personal next steps to 2.0. I’m very excited and so glad to have this video as a tool.

  3. I’ll start with Double Dare. My administrator, new to web 2.0, and in my blogging professional development workshop, called me into his office to show me a YouTube video he found. I was so proud when he showed me the very same video! He then went on to show the video during our staff meeting and asked for comments. Your list of questions should be a good conversation starter.

  4. Well, I didn’t do too well on most of the questions. Do I care? Yes. Am I working on it? Yep, but I’m not trying to do everything at once. I am trying though.

    As for the double dare, does showing it to the school academic tech coordinator count?

  5. Sorry I just need to point out that you have asked 20 questions not 10. I’m not sure of the importance of any of the questions except numbers 4 18 minus the word multitask and number 20. These three are the important ones in my mind. My answer to those three questions is yes.

  6. i really like this video. we originally watched it in my C&I class. i think it brings up several great points on what students choose to spend their time on. also it makes several great points on just how much is expected of students in the accidemic sense. overall i think it was well done and makes a great statement. i wonder if it were shown on a network news program the type of reaction it would get.

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