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Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Aggregate, share, and unite to educate the world



Will Richardson asks a thought provoking question:

"This [creation of aggregation of edunews] is all stemming from a bigger burr in my brain of late that has to do with the seeming randomness of all of the really great work that people in this community are starting to create. It’s just feeling like it’s all over the place, and that if we could in some way get our collective act together, we could start creating an incredibly valuable resource. I know it’s all about small pieces loosely joined, but wouldn’t it be great to point the newcomers to one spot that was a clearinghouse for all of this work? Not to mention the value it would have to us old timers in terms of bringing people in. I mean all of a sudden, it seems like everyone has a wiki, and most all of them have great intent and good content. But there’s also a lot of duplication of effort, and more importantly, dis-connection, at least that what it feels like to me."


If you are a speed reader and type 100 words per minute, perhaps you can glean everything from the burgeoning edublogging community, but otherwise, we have got to get our act together and work smarter and not harder!

Will has created a nifty Digg style edublogging forum at crispy news. Follow his instructions and JOIN IN!

I have already submitted some really neat articles and read some on there as well. Remember, this is not about shameless self promotion but about the servant attitude that most of us teachers have to make the world a better place. Self promoters will do nothing but stymie efforts to aggregate and I hope we all commit to remove edusploggers from such forums by voting them out!

This can save us all time if we will log in and look at the site for five minutes a day or so! Submit articles by adding the bookmarklet to your toolbar!

Collaborate and join in!

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