I have recently joined Classroom 2.0 and am very excited to see a group of teachers interested in using the web to help educate today's students! I have recently started to use podcasting in my gen ed inclusion history classes. I teach special needs students who have real reading and retention issues, yet need to be able to pass the regents exams in NY. Out of despiration, I decided to see if I could use the Ipods they were constantly using to review. I began to create review podcasts to download on their players. Surprisingly, my students were clammering for them! Kids who would not ever bring home a book were coming to me asking me for the podcasts. They would load them to their ipods and play them at practice, on the bus, or at work. My results changed dramtically!
I decided to start a website this summer to host my work so it can be used by others as well. We just launched www.masterymaze.com
, and I am looking for feedback , participants and teachers who have similar work or are interested in creating similar work to collaborate! The site is designed for use by teachers AND students.
Please visit at www.masterymaze.com
and let us know what you think! Please pass it on to any others who you know to help the site grow. The Blog and MasteryCast podcast contain info on the philosophy behind it!
We can do so much if we work together; I am looking forward to the opportunity! Thanks!