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Summer PD Series: Web 2.0 for Educators

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Yesterday a number of our teachers participated in a Web 2.0 for Educators workshop. The purpose of the session was to (1) heighten awareness concerning the differences between Web 1.0 (digification of media) and Web 2.0 (interaction with media) and (2) explore how the read/write web can foster communication, collaboration, creativity, and design. | View [...]

Summer PD Series: Communication and Collaboration

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

Although summer “vacation” is upon us, there are a number of on-campus professional development opportunities available to the middle school faculty. Last week included two full-day workshops; Communication and Collaboration: Tools and Techniques and Search and Research Strategies. Because scheduling conflicts precluded a number of teachers from attending, I wanted to make the presentation resources [...]

In the Classroom: Wikis

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

One of the main goals of this blog is to share examples of how technology can support teaching and learning in our classrooms. The following post was written by Candice, an 8th grade English teacher, and describes how her students used a wiki to collaboratively write screenplays. She crafted her reflections and graciously agreed to [...]