Monthly Archives: March 2010

Mar. 2, 2010

Video – Students Building Legacy with Wikipedia

If you’ve been in a session with Alan, Jim or me, there’s a good chance you’ve heard the story about the teacher and students at my former school who built a Wikipedia page for a creole colonial plantation home in New Orleans, called the Pitot House. In addition, you may have listened to a podcast we published several months ago, featuring a teacher who also created a page around an area of interest, the Wodaabe. Since then, we have heard from others who are jumping on board with this idea.

I would like to share a video that was developed by Pat Kyle, a teacher in the Washington D.C. Public School System who worked with a group of students on the early stages […]

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Mar. 1, 2010

The Learning Spiral, Scratch and Global Community – Part 2

This is our second of two episodes with Mitchel Resnick, LEGO Professor of Learning Research, head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Laboratory and BLC10 opening keynoter. In this episode, Mitch discusses the need for schools to find a balance between being open to new ideas and being able to focus again on sound practices. In addition, he and Alan discuss how important it is for teachers to network together as a community to share ideas and inspiration. Finally, Mitch discusses his hopes regarding the future of Scratch development.

For more background on Scratch and the “creative […]

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