On March 15th I will be presenting at the European Council of International Schools’ (ECIS) Technology conference. My presentation is called Using Technology to Create Community.
During the presentation, we will be talking about which websites can be used to create community for students. However, we are also going to start by creating community among the teachers. One of the best ways for teachers to create community amongst themselves is to share their thoughts on available resources. I have compiled 15 websites that can be used to build community and I am asking the teachers at the conference to answer the following questions about each resource:
1.) What grade levels is this site appropriate for?
2.) What makes this a good community building website?
3.) What are the benefits of this site?
4.) What are the downfalls of this site?
The participants will fill in their answers on a Google Document, which has been set to allow everyone to edit it. It will end up with a handy dandy cheat sheet to keep around and know exactly which of these websites will be what we need for our classrooms.
After designing this presentation, I got to thinking. There is a well developed teacher community right now in the “blogosphere”, and I’m sure that if we got together, we could create a similar document and help each other out. So, I’m bringing the same 4 questions and the same Google Document to you.
So, I’m offering YOU a chance to participate and to receive the same Conference Goodie Bag, of 12 different items, that my participants will be receiving. All you have to do is leave feedback on at least 5 of the 15 websites. After you have left feedback on the Google Document, fill out the form below and you will be automatically entered to win the following goodie bag. Stop by my blog – Raki’s Rad Resources to participate and enter to win.