Thursday, July 24, 2008

Classroom 2.0 met the milestone of 10,000 members today!

Classroom 2.0 met the milestone of 10,000 members today!

I've mentioned previously that Classroom 2.0
a social networking site for those interested in Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies in education. Classroom 2.0 offers members a personal page, space for uploading pictures and videos, and also has a Resources Wiki, maintained by the membership.

Steve Hardagon is the founder of Classroom 2.0. He is the director of the K12 Open Technologies Intiative at the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). established Classroom 2.0. He maintains the following blogs:

Thank you, Steve!

When I joined Classroom 2.0 earlier this year, there were over 3,000 members. I decided to start out by starting a thread on the Classroom 2.0 forum,
Let's share links to our blogs! The thread is still active, as new members join the group.

An outgrowth of this thread was the International Edublogger's Directory, which now represents 361 bloggers from about 45 countries, thanks to the efforts of Patricia Donaghy, who blogs at
Using ICT in Further Education and Free Resources for Education

Update from CoSN:
[07.15.08]"CoSN Receives MacArthur Grant: Exploring Policy & Leadership Barriers to Effective Use of Web 2.0 in Schools"
"CoSN has received a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, as part of the foundation’s digital media and learning initiative, which focuses on how digital media are changing the face of education, learning and students’ daily lives. The effort, titled Schools and Participatory Culture: Overcoming Organizational and Policy Barriers, will identify the organizational and policy barriers that impede the adoption of new media in schools, and develop an action plan with recommendations on how to overcome them."

CoSN's Data-Driven Decision Making website
CoSN's Cyber Security for the Digital District website

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