Sunday, November 04, 2007

Ghost Girl by Ray

Today's podcast is for Ghost girl by Ray

I'm also working on a pathfinder for one of the teachers at school.  The lesson is on cryptids and other mysteries.  It's been a lot of fun tracking down websites about the Jersey devil and other assorted beasties.  I can't wait to see what the kids do for their projects.  They have a menu to choose from and having seen some of these kids in action, I am sure it will be great.

The tech ed teacher and I just had the kids doing wikis.  It was one of those unfortunate scheduling problems that I had to supervise a study hall during the class so couldn't work with the kids.  The teacher gave them the assignment the day before the lesson was to begin.  He told them what the pages would be and gave them the rubric.  He had expected to start lessons the next day.  But, several of the kids went home after they were told about the assignment and created their own wikis without instruction.  And they in turn taught mini-lessons to the other kids.  This is what it's all about folks.  These kids were so enthusiastic about the project that the teacher repeated it with his other classes.  If we do it again with an academic class, there needs to be a bit more structure but the tech ed class was dealing more with the technology.

The 8th grade general music classes created their decades radio shows during October.  Some were so good that we have decided to post them on our school podcast.  I'm just waiting for the files to be digitized and away we go.

I just love all the excitement over the web 2.0 applications.  It harkens back to 1995 when we first introduced the kids to the Internet, Powerpoint, Word and other computer technology that was so new to them.  It's great to feel charged up again.!

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