A debate brews today on digital learning, with many honored people sharing varied views on the convergence of technology with teaching and learning given the plethora of exciting resources available … Continue Reading Digital Learning as Digital Citizens
…care enough about themselves, each other, and the world to share of themselves to learn together, discovering in the process that differences can unite…
Time and Space Once, four years ago, I taught in a self-contained eighth grade classroom for which the flexible schedule allowed for in depth work in all subjects, often as … Continue Reading Learning and writing with struggling students – English Companion
Check out the writing classroom at Nespelem School. We’ve started a voicethread that other students across the country are joining. President Obama asked for a new spirit of service to … Continue Reading Yes, We Can Serve…
Hope for education Posted using ShareThis Ann Marie Corgill in Riverchase Elementary School in Hoover, Alabama presents the plea “Ask teachers.” Doesn’t this say it all? For everyone’s future? “Numbers … Continue Reading Hope for education
Ben Wilkoff’s Learning is Change Blog explained this tenet from the Educon 2.1 conference: “Idea six: The purpose of school is to expose kids to people who are actually doing … Continue Reading What do you want to be when you grow up?
Book Blog Beginners We’ve started the journey! Two students have written the first book blogs, which you can see here: Eagles Write My Own Topic Time, Notedly Displayed, otherwise known … Continue Reading Blog Beginners – Book Looks
A friend said yesterday, “In 2009, things will be fine.” Hope seems to be springing up even in our snowy landscape. For myself and my class, things will be fine, … Continue Reading Fine in 2009
We’ve started our wiki (whatelse). Kids ask to add and write to add. The problem: fifty minute periods and hunt/peck styles block success. With a self-contained classroom (one teacher teachers … Continue Reading Tumbling Blocks, rearranged
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Fifth grade and sixth grade still focus on elaboration in writing. However, we will dabble in applying our elaboration skills on election issues. I hope to introduce them to working … Continue Reading What’s Next?
Want to know how to start Web 2.0 in you classroom? I am so glad that I started to learn how to wiki. I first started with my grandkids on … Continue Reading Wiki Wonders for Hesitant Starters
Students worked well on their Letters to the President. Students researched issues important to them to find supporting evidence. Not all students researched in depth; some only summarized. However, the … Continue Reading Better Letters
I worked two of my three day weekend designing a wiki-quest for students to research election issues. I arrived at school to a new firewall filter and NONE of our … Continue Reading Filtration Frustration
Our Tech Beginnings I also blogged this at: http://whatelse.edublogs.org/our-tech-beginnings/ which is the first steps of my class blog at edublogs. I use this as a conversation point to responsible use … Continue Reading Our Tech Beginnings
After reading the resources and research from my PB Camp, I created a page for families about: -what is a wiki -why wiki -benefits -pedagogy http://whatelse.pbwiki.com/Learning-With-Wikis It needs more work, … Continue Reading Why wiki parent page