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Hamline University
About Me
In my first life, I taught middle and high school English. Now, in my second life, I'm working in graduate professional development for teachers, with an eye toward integrating and exploring technology whenever I can.

Does that mean Second Life would be my third life? And now Ning is somewhere in the sequence. . .

Sschwister's Blog

do something cool for summer vacation

Posted on July 6, 2007 at 1:13pm 0 Comments

[cross-posted at Higher Edison]

You have two choices.

You are 15 or 16 or 17 years old. Summer is just getting started, but already the days are passing too quickly. On the far shore of this beautiful inland sea of unstructured time, someone is waiting in a

September classroom with an assignment: Write an essay describing what you did for summer vacation.

There you'll be, hands poised above…


necc2007 session: using technology to build a community of learners

Posted on June 25, 2007 at 9:35am 0 Comments

[cross-posted at Higher Edison]

With my colleagues Vivian Johnson and Cara Hagen, I'll be co-presenting a session at NECC later this afternoon called Using Technology to Build a Community of Learners.

Creating a Community of Learners Using Technology

[Session : Hands-on BYOL]…


learners, lurkers, and lunkers: swimming in the ning fishbowl

Posted on April 11, 2007 at 10:45pm 2 Comments

[Cross-posted at Higher Edison]

As a gold-standard certified introvert and digital immigrant, the interactive, public, exposed aspects of Web 2.0 send me squarely out of my comfort zone. And,

happily, they land me right into my zone of proximal development---aka

the squirming-is-good-for-you zone. When I began teaching middle

school, it was a similar…


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At 7:54pm on January 31, 2009, Jack said…
Hi sschwister. I was wondering if you have educator friends who would be interested in participating in a nationwide SAT Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. You can view contest details at Please let me know. Thanks!
At 2:03pm on December 26, 2008, Alyshia Olsen said…

I'm sending out messages to everyone I know right now, and this classroom20 network is no exception. (I've also sent this out on other Ning networks you may be a part of.) My name is Alyshia Olsen; I am a 20 year old college student from Olin College of Engineering. I am a part of a group of 6 Olin College students (we're in Needham,MA, and engineering students) who has taken a year off to work on an education related project. I found you when I searched for middle schools on classroom20, and since our project is specific to middle schools, I thought you might be interested! Our project is called AlightLearning, and this is our "short" project description:

Under the assumption that within ten years, the landscape of modern education will have fully integrated what we now define as new classroom media: video, online collaboration, open source curriculum and other web tools, we hope to pioneer a web software tool that acts as a platform for this new media, bringing the power of the web and its tools to students, teachers and parents in a secure, comfortable and innovative environment. Our goal is to have our free software at a pilot middle school by April 15th, 2008, continuing to develop and coordinate with our users to create a product that other schools want to pilot and use at their schools, while allowing individual teachers to implement this tool in their own classroom.

Our project, titled Alight Learning, is currently trying to win an idea competition on You can find us at We would love your support in the form of a vote within the next couple days, but more importantly we'd love your feedback and comments. Our description on Ideablob is short, and even the one above hardly gets at many of the issues we would like to take a stab at solving, but at least it's a start.

Feel free to email me back, check out, anything you like!


Alyshia Olsen
At 11:24am on July 16, 2007, Suzie Boss said…
Hi Scott,
Good to meet you at NECC--and again here.
At 4:57pm on July 6, 2007, Jane Krauss said…
Hi Scott! I look forward to reading your blog and learning more about you. Suzie Boss (your new necc friend) and I are interested in communities of learners, kids of course but especially educators who want to build shared practice. And any time those communities span across continents we get really excited!
At 1:16am on April 26, 2007, Kelly Christopherson said…
Hi Scott. Just dropping by to see how things are going. Trying out the chatter and seeing how it helps create conversation.
At 4:55pm on April 13, 2007, Lynne Wolters said…
Welcome to this online community! I'll watch your blog posts with interest.
At 10:39am on April 12, 2007, John Franke said…
Very cool Scott,
I am in your Hamline class. It is a very small world! Your friend who wrote a about blogging for their masters paper, who was that? I would really like getting in touch with them and bounce some ideas off them. Thanks for the heads up!
At 3:18pm on April 11, 2007, sschwister said…
Hello, Hans. Thanks for the warm greeting. I'm glad to be here looking around.
At 1:47pm on April 11, 2007, Hans Feldmeier said…
Hi Scott, here is one of your friends and there will more I´m sure about. Greetings from Germany.


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