Hi Jane~ I'm wondering if you'd mind if I posted a bit of a promotion in the XO community. My company, ChitChat (http://ChitCh.at), bought a couple of XOs, and is giving one away on December 7th to a random teacher who signs up. We're just launching, so I'm looking for some leads and thought it might be a mutually valuable proposition. But if you think it's shameless self promotion, feel free to ignore me. Best of luck! -Jack
Hey, Andy! Nice to meet you. I wrote a blog entry about the power of these tools for professional development (my main interest). Here it is, Social Networks and Education: http://reinventingpbl.blogspot.com/2007/10/social-networks-and-education_08.html
I'll be interested in your take on the various environments you and Sally are examining.
Thanks for the comment! I have been following Monarch butterfly migration with various classes on and off throughout the years. First through Monarch Watch, Chip Taylor at Univ. of KS, and later I added the work of Dr. Oberman when she started Journey North. It is all good!
Look forward to chatting with you at TappedIN on the 18th. I read your blog here and elsewhere. I don't see that I commented on your paper cranes, but I have seen some in CR2.0.
Honoring Sadako and the Japanese who died at Nagasaki and Hiroshima is very honorable. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes was a very moving story, and I have never forgotten it.
Great blog! You definitely have an interesting perspective on things with your unique background. I especially like the discussion on project-based learning. I had a great deal of success using the GenYES program (see 2.0 member Sylvia Martinez) in the middle school. It does take a little work to change from a traditional learning style but the rewards are incredible. Not only do I enjoy teaching more, the kids are obviously learning more than ever and intrinsic motivation seems to bloom once again in the heart of the learner.
How excited was I to see you here on Classroom 2.0. I'm using my blog here to journal about using digital tools and tech issues I'm facing as I mentor teachers through a tech grant here in Orange County. Thank you for all you taught me while in Orlando...I've been flickring and zooming and learning so much since you and Paula left.
Hey, there you are! I just sent you email.
Thanks for the reminder below, I was trying to figure out the connection, knew there had to be one.
The book is due in November (makes me crazy!) but you can preorder on Amazon!!