About the Learning 2.0 Through Play Program

This blog has been set-up as part of Mesquite ISD's Learning 2.0 Through Play project to encourage MISD staff to experiment and learn about the new and emerging technologies that are reshaping the context of information on the Internet today. The objectives of this program are to:

  • encourage exploration of Web 2.0 and new technologies by MISD staff
  • provide staff with new tools (that are freely available on the Internet) to better support MISD's mission: to educate all students and empower them to expand their opportunities
  • provide staff development credit for MISD staff who complete the program
  • provide MISD staff with opportunities to think about how these new technologies can be used in their schools

The Learning 2.0 Through Play program is based on the Learning 2.0 program that was designed by Helene Blowers, Technology Director at the Charlotte Mecklenburg County Public Library system, with the support and assitance of several staff. Helene's program was loosely based upon Stephen Abram's article, 43 Things I (or You) might want to do this year (Information Outlook - Feb 2006) and the website 43Things.

The design of this online program was completely built on Web 2.0 technologies that are freely available on the Internet. These sites include: Blogger, Flickr, Odeo, YouTube, PBWiki & Bloglines.

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