Archive for the 'English' Category

Wikis in the Classroom: Animal Farm

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Note: This is Part 2 of a three-part series focusing on Wikis in the classroom. Last week I demonstrated how Wikispaces could improve student organization, make learning more transparency, and heighten teacher feedback within the study of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird.  For the second entry in this series we’ll examine how MediaWiki can […]

Wikis In the Classroom: To Kill a Mockingbird

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

It’s been five months since I’ve contributed to this space, more than 150 day without a single post.  And while I’ve never been a prolific writer, that’s a long stretch, even by my standards.  Granted, open heart surgery, rehabilitation, and an extremely busy spring have been contributing factors, but it’s time to once again take […]

In the Classroom: To Kill a Mockingbird

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, is a staple of our 8th grade English curriculum. In an effort to breathe new life into teaching this classic of modern American literature, Faculty Fellow Angela Hagans guided students (and faculty) through the process of using Prezi to demonstrate what they had learned about a […]