First, a completely original video and music production by a few high-speed students around the world – specifically for you as their audience:
This is a special post for me, and a special request to you. I hope you’ll find it as exciting as I do. It has the potential to create fairly seismic effects, over time, in the edublogosphere – by elevating student edubloggers.
I have watched this handful of impressive students young adults from around the world working tirelessly for the last three weeks on an endless Skype chat to prepare the launch of the new Students 2.0 edublog. And I’ve been amazed at how much more they know than any adult I know about many things technical and pedagogical.
As you can see in the badge above (hand-designed, and with an automagic surprise when the countdown clock strikes zero), they’re ready to launch in three (see countdown badge) days. They would like that launch date to make the splash such an evolution of the edublogosphere deserves – and they’d like your help.
How? Any (or all) of four simple actions would be nice:
1. Write a post announcing the launch date, and embed the video and badge above in your post. Get the badge here and support them by spreading the word!
2. Embed the smaller widget-sized badge (150 x 92) in your sidebar.
3. Mobilize your networks – Ning, Twitter, and all the rest – to spread the word, and ask them to also do steps 1 and 2 above.
4. Bookmark the site on del.icio.us with the tag “education” – help them make the “most popular posts” page!
They want a groundswell built before the launch, in short.
The staff writers and editors of Students 2.0 are serious about maintaining high quality standards for content and design. They believe we adults will give them a listen, a read, and more than one comment in conversations of equal quality.
So please take a minute in this busy week to give them a hand, and help the edublogosphere evolve into a more student-centered discourse.