Thanks Suzie! Our school is trying to move toward a more project based learning environment and I love to share good resources with my teachers whenever I can. I've invited them to join the group as well.
Thanks for your comment! I can't tell you how overwhelmed it is, just beginning PBL. I feel like I am barely treading water... but will definately start contributing to the discussions. Any advice for a PBL novice?
Thank you for the welcome, Suzie. I am new to the site but have already learned a great deal by listening to a few of the archived webinars. I'm looking forward to participating in the discussions in the future. Thanks for sharing your expertise in such a positive and encouraging way. I am leading a PLC that next year will be embarking on an effort to be more project-based in our approach to learning/teaching and look forward to continuing my own learning over the summer in preparation for a terrific year!
Just started scanning your book--it looks very interesting. I enjoy the way it weaves student and teacher learning.
Regarding filters--You can get a domain for $15/year and pay $5-10/mo and install all the open source web 2.0 tools that you could ever want with almost any web hosting service. Although I suppose it is possible some filter may block it, it is very unlikely. If one had a large school or audience, one might need to expend somewhat more.
I'm delighted to learn that ISTE's special interest group for teacher educators (SIGTE) has selected Reinventing Project-Based Learning as the focus of its 2008 book study group. They are using ning as a tool for building an online community. If you're interested in joining (or just watching how the conversation and community grow on a new ning site), check out http://sigte2008.ning.com/