Outside and Inside

May 12, 2008 at 5:38 am | Posted in Blogging, Collaboration, Links, Professional Development, Project-based Learning, Resources | 2 Comments
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I’ve been spending some time reading the Comment Challenge members blogs. The first one that snagged me was a post from The Journey by Carla on Project-Based learning. In it is a fantastic video about the Student Inspiration Center at San Fernando High School that started in a custodian’s closet. Students are collaborating, communicating and learning- some videos reaching around the world to inspire others on world issues.

Another blog that inspired me (and has in the past) is Kevin’s Meandering Mind in his post about sharing our thoughts in a variety of ways related to his Day in a Sentence “project.” I love listening, viewing video and Voice Thread-type sharing in addition to reading text- it’s differently engaging and adds elements that text alone can’t as easily. A mosaic of forms of expression!

Lastly, a blogger who is not part of the comment challenge, but I’ve read her on Twitter and elsewhere and decided to check out her blog. Maria Knee is a Kindergarten teacher in New Hampshire and her blog is as engaging as her classroom is. First of all, as an ex-pat from New England, it was wonderful to read and listen to the kids sharing about snowy days, maple syruping and eating mud and worms. Her blog is a wonderful visit to her classroom. It is also a potpourri of communication tech tools I plan to start trying out (link to inspiration from Kevin’s blog) in my own blog and with students.

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  1. Thanks for the comments.
    I hope and others will join the Day in a Sentence project as a way to reflect and connect.
    I like that you are moving into different blogs via the Comment Challenge. I have discovered so many neat sites in the last 10 days or so.
    Take care
    Kevin

  2. Isn’t that nice to have this fantastic opportunity to explore such a vibrant mosaic of ideas going on in the comment challenge?

    Thanks for the reference. I’m glad you liked the video, which was a true inspiration for me and a way to spread the word of our ideal “student inspiration centers”!

    Nancy, I loved your mosaic photo and the analogy to reconstruction. That’s what we’re doing here, right? Reconstructing our own practices, beliefs, paradigms every day through this collective blogging experience.


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