Monday, January 18, 2010

The Digital Backpack

One of the blogs I read regularly is the Techno Constructivist by Carl Anderson. An awesome site of resources that are really focused on use in the classroom. Last week he put out a revised version of his digital backpack.

Carl's digital backpack is a range of web 2.0 sites that he uses. He revised his backpack to comply with new regulations (COPPA) regarding students use of web 2.0 sites particularly the age appropriateness and privacy concerns of sign ups.

Plenty there that I haven't heard of.

Makes me think that I should put together a opensource / free software backpack.


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3 comments:

Mrs. Tenkely said...

I just read Carl's post as well. It is so handy to have everything organized this way, especially helpful for the elementary classroom! I was thinking I need a digital backpack, too :)

Melissa Edwards said...

Thanks for pointing out this blog. That digital backpack is a neat idea . . .

Carl Anderson said...

I would love to collaborate with you on a project like the Open Source/Freeware Backpack. Although, since hard-install software lacks the portability of cloud or web2 apps maybe a better metaphor is a desk or locker.