Neil Stephenson's Blog (3)

"This is the Collaborative Environment I've Been Looking For!"

Based on positive feedback from a number of our teachers about the Professional Development model we're using this year, I thought I'd share the format.

First some background.
Our school has a mandated focus on Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) and integrating technology to support the learning we design for our students. I realize that IBL can…

Added by Neil Stephenson on March 25, 2009 at 10:55pm — No Comments

Creating Historical Timelines with Glogster (Part I)

Right now my students are working through a chunk of Canadian History, examining a series of events that lead up to Confederation. In order to have them understand this flow of events, and how they lead from one to another to the final creation of our country, I have asked students to create a timeline. Last year, on a similar chunk of history, I had students use xTimeline, but in the end I wasn't that pleased with the products the students… Continue

Added by Neil Stephenson on March 9, 2009 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Using Voicethread for Peer and Self Assessment

This week I had my students use Voicethread to provide feedback on the latest round of their cigar box panels.
A little bit about how this worked - the students were put in groups (combined editing groups from across my two Humanities classes) and asked to provide specific and detailed feedback to their peers. I prepared this list of elements…

Added by Neil Stephenson on February 28, 2009 at 3:01pm — No Comments


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