A partial list:
Sr. Rabinowitz: Students in 6th and 7th grade Spanish maintain a blog (via wordpress) where they respond to assigned questions by speaking their answers, en espanol, into their webcam, recording them onto either youtube or nimbb.com, and posting to their wordpress blog for the teacher to review.
Ms. Heald: Students in middle school drama prepare a “this I believe” statement by listening to those of others on this site, and submitting their own for inclusion (this is one of our students’ published essays.
Ms. Mulloy: Student work is posted to web-pages which Ms. Mulloy organizes using delicious bookmarking; she also finds useful the bookmarks provided on delicious by the author of our summer reading book on Reinventing PBL.
Ms. Bancroft: Students in sixth grade English are working in groups to create a wiki of their favorite recommended reading, edit each others work, and comment on these reviews, learning digital citizenship and collaborative editing techniques even as they write book reviews and articulate their ideas about literature, in groups. They are also studying other online book review sites for modeling and inspiration.
Ms. Faircloth: Students love the virtual heart transplant surgeries they do on this site.
Mr. Martin (that’s me) on Twitter for Educators: Sharing this amazingly comprehensive article about the uses of Twitter by educators, and more valuably, this wikisite directory of educators on Twitter.
Mr. Martin: The growing idea of reverse instruction, where teachers can give lectures by podcast or vodcast, and use class time for PBL. Two website resources for this exciting new teaching/learning approach, one and two.
Mr. Martin: Using Google Bookshelf for organizing your own library of favorite books, or having students do so. Two of Jonathan’s bookshelves: Books about 21st century teaching and learning, and books about independent schools.