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Welcome to Creekland’s 23 Things. This course is a self-paced, on-line Professional Learning adventure designed to introduce participants to a variety of Web 2.0 concepts and tools. These tools can be used to help you grow both professionally and personally.

The goal of this course is to help you become familiar with some of the Web 2.0 technologies available to support classroom learning in the 21st Century! This course is not about mastery or expertise. It is intentionally designed to allow you to play, explore, discover, and experiment. Learning is messy, but do not be discouraged, as mistakes often lead to new understandings!

For the duration of this course (10 weeks), you will complete “23 Things,” or doable learning activities related to Web 2.0 tools and concepts. You will complete 2-3 “Things” each week. Each “Thing” will introduce, or expand upon, a new tool or concept through one or more discovery exercises, followed by one or more learning tasks. The discovery exercises are “where the learning really happens” and are necessary for you to complete each task.

Your progress will be recorded through your posts on your own blog and elsewhere as directed. Your blog will serve as your personal learning journal, a place for you to record your experiences, frustrations, ideas, discoveries, questions, and reflections. Your blog will also serve as your portfolio, a living artifact demonstrating your completion of the course. Participants will receive (and give) feedback and encouragement throughout the course (and beyond, I hope) through each others’ blogs. It’s so easy, even first graders can blog!!