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Over the course of the next year, our team at Yahoo!continued working with our original group of teachersand has incorporated their feedback into Yahoo! ForTeachers.At the NECC 2007 conference in Atlanta, Georgia, Yahoo!offered the first public sneak peek of Yahoo! ForTeachers. The feedback from teachers at NECC 2007 wasphenomenal.Educators from Gilbert, Arizona to Stockholm, Swedencrowded around the booth and watched us use theGobbler to easily collect, organize, and annotate resources from any page on the web.
ABOUT THE GOBBLER:
The gobbler is a widget that helps grab text, images and linksfrom a page, and drop them into Yahoo! Teachers projects. Theactual widget works in a way similar to Google Notebooks,except that it also stores metadata on type, educational level,and subject. The Gobbler can also instantly share theinformation gobbled with any teacher also a part of the Yahoo!Teachers network. More information on the Gobbler, along witha video of the tool in operation, can be found at Bill Scott’sblog athttp://looksgoodworkswell.blogspot.com/2007/03/ yahoo-teachers-and-yahoo-gobbler.htmlWhile at NECC, thousands of educatorssigned up to join the Yahoo! For Teacherscommunity and are now creating,publishing and sharing their knowledge witheducators around the globe.In addition, educators saw first hand howthey could use Yahoo! For Teachers tocollaborate with teachers from down thehall or Down Under. Like our original cadreof educators, teachers have caught thevision of how social media tools can beleveraged to support and connect theteaching community.There's a quote by Margaret Wheatley that the Yahoo! For Teachers team hopes will become the foundation of thisglobal educator community: “Living systems contain their own solutions.When they are suffering in any way - fromdivisive relationships, from lack of information, from declining performance - the solution is always to bring thesystem together so that it can learn more about itself from itself.Somewhere in the system there are people who have already figured out how to resolve this problem. They arealready practicing what others think is impossible.”-Dr.Margaret Wheatley (http://www.margaretwheatley.com) The Yahoo! For Teachers cadre helped seed a newcommunity that we expect to be the start of something powerful. But Yahoo! For Teachers is about more thantechnology, it’s about connecting colleagues, sharing knowledge and building a community.And we want you to join us. If you or someone you know is a teacher, let’s “work together to bring the systemtogether.” Let's use the power of the web to empower and connect the knowledge network that exists in theeducation community. Let's work together to share our ideas and make the seemingly impossible, possible.Note:Yahoo! For Teachers is currently in closed beta. If you are an educator and would like to learn more aboutYahoo! For Teachers, or request an invitation, please visithttp://teachers.yahoo.com
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