April 5, 2011 § Leave a Comment
Shared by Jennifer Dorman
An “online/offline mystery game” for middle schoolers, spanning 8 weeks, and teaching the scientific method and “problem solving through science.”
Visit the About page to learn more. About | Vanished
No museum needed, but scroll down on the About page for a list of participating museums, including the Putnam Museum in Davenport!
March 29, 2011 § Leave a Comment
This is an interesting site, along the lines of VoiceThread, TrailMeme and the like. Described as a combination of Facebook, Wikipedia and YouTube, this site could be used to post student projects about their understanding of a topic (after, of course, presenting to the class in a more traditional manner)
I should add that I found this while trolling around the internets, so I don’t remember who originally provided the link to this article. Thanks, though, whoever you are!
October 14, 2010 § Leave a Comment
I’ve heard conflicting opinions about the use of Facebook as a librarian/teacher/boss. Some say that high school and college students love it when their teacher or library is on Facebook, since it is their information and contact medium of choice. Others say that students don’t like it, because Facebook is too “personal” of a space for school or work interactions. I’m wondering how the new Groups will change this.
I like the multiple chat feature, and that you can email the group as a whole. I haven’t created any groups yet, but I may experiment in the near future.
What do you think? Do you think you could use this feature, either for personal or professional reasons?
October 11, 2010 § Leave a Comment
Many of these ideas could be used for high school students as well.