Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Lessons from NWRESA
At NWRESA in Wilkesboro, NC this week, I taught a talented group of teachers how to create blogs, wikis, & podcasts to use in their classrooms. Here are some of their lessons which they agreed to share with you as long as you know these are all "works in progress":
April Robinson a fourth grade math teacher at Oak Hill Elementary created this clever math wiki.
Stacy Miller, an academic coach in Alexander County is working on a collaborative book of student stories on their wiki.
Christie Ruff, put Bloom's Taxonomy chart on her class blog.
Tracy Chapman, an instructional technology coach in Alexander county is putting together this wiki for her teachers.
Lauren Dean has already been working hard adding to her language arts blog for South Davie Middle.
The teachers enjoyed working together to learn these new technologies--which mirrors the type of learning that goes on in classroom when wikis and blogs are utilized. As Sarah Hunt-Barron wrote in the Fall 2008 issue of the South Carolina English Teacher in her article, "Teaching for the Future: The Art of Collaboration through Wikis": [Wikis]...made my classroom a more democratic environment, where students contributions were all valued and voices could be heard."
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