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Each week, you will complete two or three Discovery Exercises and Tasks ("Things"), as listed below. Links to the details for each week's "Things" are added as the course progresses, typically no later than Friday evening for the upcoming week. Remember, you are in charge of your learning journey. This course is about exposure, exploration and experimentation, not about "doing it right." Your 21clc team members and 21clc project director are here to support and encourage you!

Stretch Tasks

Along the way, you will also encounter a few Stretch activities that are designed to enrich and extend your learning. Everyone is encouraged to try at least some of them, but they are not required. If you are already comfortable with a particular tool or concept, you should definitely complete the Stretch activity!

ยค NOTE: Course activities/resources are subject to perpetual revision, as technology is always changing. However, no "Thing" will ever be revised in medias res (as we are completing it) unless there is a true resource emergency!


To grow our network, please tag (in Delicious) all the content you create as part of this project:

  • Use this tag: bsd21things (all lower case--no spaces)
  • Add a quick note to tell us what it is. Example: Lisa Huff's Thing 1
  • By searching this unique tag in Delicious, we can quickly locate the work of our network!

external image number-21-ai.jpgTHE 21 THINGS




Thing
Topic

Week

Thing 0
Get Set!
8/31-9/4
Thing 1
Lifelong Learning
9/7-9/11
Thing 2
Web 2.0: What it is & why it matters
9/14-9/18
Thing 3
Blogging: It's About Connecting People and Ideas
9/21-9/25
Thing 4
RSS: Feed your Reader
9/28-10/2


Catch Up Week
10-5/10/9
Thing 5
More RSS: Begin to build an RSS reading habit
10/12-10/16
Thing 6
Wikis: Explore educational uses
10/19-10/23
Thing 7
Wikis: Set up your own
10/26-10/30

Catch Up Week
11/2-11/6

Thing 8
Explore Creative Commons
11/9-11/13
Thing 9
Working with Images: The Wonderful World of Flickr
11/16-11/20
Thing 10
Slideshows: Publish Slideshows and Embed in Your Blog
11/23-11/27

Catch Up Week
11/30-12/4
Thing 11
Explore Google Docs
12/7-12/11
Thing 12
Discover Etherpad and Penzu
12/14-12/18
Thing 13
Discover Protopage
12/21-12/25

Catch Up Week
12/28-1/1
Thing 14
Intro to Video Sharing: Explore YouTube and TeacherTube
1/4-1/8
Thing 15
Create a Video
1/11-1/15
Thing 16
Discover VoiceThread
1/18-1/22

Catch Up Week
1/25-1/29
Thing 17
Create a Voki
2/1-2/5
Thing 18
Explore Social Libraries
2/8-2/12
Thing 19
Create Online Surveys
2/15-2/19

Catch Up Week
2/22-2/26
Thing 20
Learn about Social Networking on Nings
3/1-3/5
Thing 21
Attend a 21st Century Conference (in your PJ's)
3/8-3/12


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21 Things was inspired by several similar projects. This page has been modified only slightly from the k12 Learning 2.0 23 Things Project. Additionally, content from the following sites has been used to create Batesville's 21 Things project:
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Image Sources:
"Get Connected" from Frank's Blog
"21" from Picture Newletter