Technology Tools for 21st Century Teachers and Learners

University Center of Lake County, Room 211
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and

motivating them, the teacher is the most important" - Bill Gates A short commentary about how teachers are changing the culture of education in the 21st century through the use of technology and web 2.0 created at

What does Web 2.0 actually mean? Although the term suggests a new version of the World Wide Web, it does not refer to an update to any technical specifications, but rather to cumulative changes in the ways consumers/producers use the Web. It is associated with web applications that facilitate interactive information sharing and collaborating.

What is a PLN? Why do I need one? How does/will it impact my teaching and learning?


Look to Twitter or Plurk *

Twitter for Educators
Twitter for Teachers
Twitter for Educators
Request for follow these Twitters - elemenous / teach42 / iteachcomputers / angelamaiers / chrislehmann / tracymurdach / jenwagner / smeech / michellerussell

Plurk for Teachers
Request to follow these Plurkers - BrendaM / musictechie / Nedral / trossman1 / Skip Z / michellerussell / GingerTPLC / KevinH
*I am sure to have left some amazing resources in my own network out...check out the followers/following of the above names and your network will grow by leaps and bounds.

Don't search Google - Look to networks of teachers and students

Join a NING - Look to networks of teachers and those with common interests/goals

Connect to Curriculum

Join the NLU TIE Listserve

  • See your program director to become a part of this valuable resource