The 23 Things

Discovery Exercises and Tasks

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 on Sunday night 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 co-participants and coaches are here to support and encourage you!

Due to the topic/content groupings, some weeks will be more challenging/time intensive than others. The average will be 3-4 hours per week, but every task will vary, and different tasks will vary widely for different users.

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!



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Click the link to view details for each "Thing."

ONGOING Week 0 - Registration
  • Thing 0 - Learn about the course, get yourself a Google/Gmail Account and get Chrome & Firefox!

6/11/13 Week 1 - Introduction
  • Thing 1 - Growth Mindset: A Tool for Our Journey
  • Thing 1.5 - Set up your Edublog, You Big Ol' Blogger You!
  • Thing 2 - Why are we here? (The changing world... our changing learners...)

6/18/13 Week 2 - Blogging
  • Thing 3 - Become a blogger... post and comment and stress and obsess ;)
  • Thing 4 - Explore examples of blogging in education; Consider possibilities for blogging in your classroom or professional environment

6/25/13 Week 3 - RSS
  • Thing 5 - Learn about RSS; Set up and explore Feedly
  • Thing 6 - Feed your reader; Build a feed reading habit
  • Thing 7 - Explore one or more tools of choice; consider "Bling vs Bang"

7/2/13 Week 4 - Wikis
  • Thing 8 - What is a wiki? Explore educational uses for wikis
  • Thing 9 - Set up your own page on the K12 Learning 2.0 participant sandbox wiki

7/9/13 Week 5 - Images & Slideshows
  • Thing 10 - Learn about Creative Commons
  • Thing 11 - Intro to Photosharing & Tagging; Explore Flickr and download some CC photos
  • Thing 12 - Create an online Slideshow using Creative Commons photos

7/16/13 Week 6 - DIY-PD
  • Thing 13 - Attend a "21st Century" Conference (in your PJs)
  • Thing 14 - Explore Classroom 2.0, ISEnet and other education-related networks; Check your Feedly!

7/23/13 Week 7 - Bookmarking & Curation Tools
  • Thing 15 - Social Bookmarking (& More) with Diigo
  • Thing 16 - Curation = An Essential Literacy

7/30/13 Week 8 - Podcasting, Screecasting & Video Sharing
  • Thing 17 - Intro to Podcasting; Explore podcasts in iTunes
  • Thing 18 - Screencasting, Singapore Style
  • Thing 19 - Intro to Video Sharing; Explore YouTube...

8/6/13 Week 9 - Get Productive & Organize Your Digital Life

8/13/13 Week 10 - Connect & Reflect
  • Thing 22 - Step Into the Stream: Try Twitter
  • Thing 23 - Where do we go from here? Reflections and next steps...

FINISH ANY REMAINING ITEMS BY AUGUST 31, 2013

¤ NOTE: You must be finished with all tasks by no later than Saturday, August 31. Good times!














NOTES for Shelley:
Expand DIYPD section (Twitter/EdChat? TED? Classroom 2.0)
Use Presentation Tennis / Six-Word Mem with Flickr CC
Move Google Docs to an earlier week -- 5?
Thing 14 - Explore Interesting Ways - Power of Crowdsourcing / Collaboration
Stixy activity for next steps/reflection? Something else?
Or "Grow Your PLN" Week - Twitter, Classroom 2.0, Diigo for Educators
Try TED ?