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At 5:19pm on November 19, 2011, Christopher Gagnon said…

The 6th graders at Chichester Central School in Chichester, New Hampshire (USA), would like to invite you to participate in our blog.  We have created a blog, which we hope will allow us to explore varying diets from around the world.  Our goal is to understand what other country’s diets consist of and what they consider to be healthy.  Here in New Hampshire, we eat a lot of seafood and lobsters as we are so close to the Atlantic Ocean.  We also grow and eat fresh corn, apples, strawberries, blueberries and even pumpkins.  If you are interested, please visit our blog at and respond to the “World Diets” page.  If you respond, it would be helpful if you could include which country or area of the world you are responding from.  If you are not interested, it would be much appreciated if you could pass this along to a friend or colleague that may be. 

We here in New Hampshire look forward to your response.  Thanks

-Chris Gagnon – 6th grade teacher




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At 12:05pm on April 25, 2009, Jack said…
Hey Maggi,

Our Brainyflix video contest just ended, and I wanted to thank you for helping us get the word out. We got 800 submissions from across the country!

That said, MIT was really happy with the results and will let us run another contest, so we're going for it! But this time, we're gonna have kids create Brainypics flashcards - which are images and sentences paired up with a one of our SAT/ACT words. The contest ends May 22nd, and there'll be iTunes and a cash prize like last time. To boot, we'll double the payout if the kids can hit a certain goal. More details at

Do you mind passing my message along to students and your colleagues again?

At 3:27am on April 7, 2009, darren elliott said…
Hi Maggi, interesting blog...nice to meet you ; )
At 6:31pm on January 1, 2009, Cheryl Taylor-Cox said…
Hi Maggi. Happy New Year from Adelaide, Australia. :-)
At 10:04pm on December 29, 2008, Anne Mirtschin said…
Hello Maggi I was really interested to read your comments about using the virtual classroom in Korea. Have you used videoconferencing with other countries? We worked with a school in Korea when one of my friends from Australia was there. It was a great success but she has now returned to Australia and our connections are lost.
At 9:32pm on December 28, 2008, Alyshia Olsen said…
Hi Maggi,

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. Since you are in the 'e-learning and online teaching' group, 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, 2009, 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 a competition for startup funding 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 7:38am on December 26, 2008, tim madden said…
Cheers, Maggi, and thanks for the collegial invite!

Hey, you probably already know about his stuff, but, I have a blog on Edublogs, and so does Larry Ferlazzo, and ESL/ELL educator in California. Anyway, Larry has the most extensive Web 2.0 resources linked off his blog than any place I have ever seen. For what it's worth.

At 9:39pm on December 25, 2008, Jack said…
Haha thank you!
At 7:16pm on December 7, 2008, Mark Cruthers said…
Hi Maggi,

You're most welcome.

At 6:58pm on December 7, 2008, Mark Cruthers said…
Hi Maggie,

If you read my Wiziq post on my page in classroom 2.0, I explain Wiziq.

But here are some other links that will help explain Wiziq more.

Wiziq's virtual classroom explanation

Wiziq's blog
At 5:47pm on December 7, 2008, Mark Cruthers said…
Hi Maggi,

You can teach English Language Learners online using Wiziq's virtual technology.

At 4:42pm on October 24, 2008, Dennis O'Connor said…
Maggi, thanks for the friendship invitation. I've worked with many ELL teachers from Korea in my E-Learning classes at UW-Stout.

If you are interested in online learning, please join our e-learning and online teaching group!

At 9:15pm on October 16, 2008, Yaodong said…
well done,Maggi.
I can't open your wiki but I will try again. I have video on where you can view my e-classes.


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