Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Classroom 2.0 Fifth Anniversary Book - Call for Submissions

Like many of you, I am a member Classroom 2.0. While I'm not as active in it as I would like to be (a man only has so many hours in a day) I think it is an invaluable place for educators to connect. So when Classroom 2.0's founder, Steve Hargadon asked me to collaborate with him on the creation of a book of best ideas and examples for using Web 2.0 in schools, I immediately said yes. Yesterday, the project was announced across the Classroom 2.0 networks. We would like you to contribute to the book too!

If you're interested in contributing to the Classroom 2.0 Fifth Anniversary Book Project, you can read the call for submissions here. Here are some bullet points about contributing to the book.

  • All submissions will be displayed online on the Classroom 2.0 Scribd page. 
  • Some submissions will be chosen for inclusion in the printed version of the book. 
  • Our hope is that the printed book will be able to reach an audience that doesn't typically get involved in social media/ Web 2.0 and prompt that audience to investigate the benefits of using technology in schools.
  • As a contributor to the project you may be able to reach a wider audience than you could on your own. From my experience with other projects like this, all contributors end up reaching a larger audience due to the mutual sharing of content by all contributors. 
  • Here again is the call for submissions to the Classroom 2.0 Fifth Anniversary Book Project
Steve Hargadon, myself, and ZDNet's Chris Dawson will be organizing and editing submissions.