Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Recruiting teacher/students for IVC Showcase at NECC-

The National Education Computing Conference has selected moi to present during their July event in San Diego. The IVC Showcase will create an opportunity for teachers to meet others interested in a classroom collaboration.

I am looking for a KUSD teacher that has participated in a "K2K" connection to connect with me via videoconference on Friday, July 7 at 1:00pm CST. You will only have to summarize your experience for 2-4 minutes from the ESC.

I know it's vacation, and here's an even more tricky request- I'd REALLY like to get a few kids from KUSD to chime in :-)

IF you are willing - please contact me in the near future and I can provide a bit more detail.

Monday, December 19, 2005


Today- Peter Rabbit stood trial for trespassing and Mr. MacGregor was accused of attempted murder!

Defense and prosecution teams from Harvey Elementary (Mrs. Roach's class) put Mr. MacGregor, Peter Rabbit, Mrs. Rabbit and Sparrow on the witness stand for cross-examinations.

Jurors from Roosevelt Elementary (Mrs. Adams class) deliberated and found the defendants guilty on all counts!

An AMAZING job was done by all students and teachers! I know there are some future lawyers out there!

The lesson idea is from "Fairy Tales on Trial" which engages students in cooperative teamwork to create each case, to work as prosecution and defense teams, as well as to deliberate and make decisions.

What's next? Little Red Riding Hood suing the wolf for harassment? What about the Three Little Pigs accusing the Big Bad Wolf of vandalism?

Want to try it in your classroom? This videoconference collaboration is FREE - and I can assist you every step of the way!

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