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Finding time for collaboration through technology

Posted by on Jul 1, 2011 in Action Research Projects | 3 comments

Ben Franklin Elementary Team Members: Kirk Samples, Joan Doyle, Sarah Rodriguez, Susan Sailer, Wayne Wittenberg, Stacy Slater Community: Dublin-Dallas Year 1, 2010-2011 Ben Franklin School is in its second year of working toward a successful PLC. Teachers have time to collaborate as grade-level teams on a weekly basis, but this has not solved all of our communication problems. We still lack time for all staff to communicate and collaborate. As a...

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Peace through technology

Posted by on Jul 1, 2011 in Action Research Projects |

Nagel Middle School Team Members: Rose Arnell Community: Dublin-Dallas Year 1, 2010-2011 In an effort to make connections between curricular content and the real world we sought global partners to discuss contemporary issues. Our focus was how technology influences the solutions we create to problems. Students participated in a collaborative network called iEarn and spoke with students in Egypt just as their president was being asked to step...

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Thinking SMART about Digital Citizenship

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Forest Hills Elementary Schools Team Members: Julie Thorp, Lisa Courtney, Marie Mehring, Linda Lagemann, Lauren Wiethorn, Annette Thomas,Ann Hambleton Community: Dublin-Dallas Year 1, 2010-2011 As we enter the ever changing world of 21st century learning, we believe that it is essential for our students to have the tools necessary to be safe, effective, and respectful digital citizens. As a team we have researched and created a curriculum for...

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The beginning of a great collaboration

Posted by on Jul 1, 2011 in Action Research Projects |

Glacier Ridge Elementary School Team Members: Katie DiCesare, Abby Farris, Lauren Scott, Julie Seaman, Karen Terlecky Community: Dublin-Dallas Year 1, 2010-2011 First we will design a wiki for staff collaboration that initiates conversations about learning and teaching. The next phase will take place over the summer. We will schedule informal “GREat Collaboration” meetings. Over the next year we will develop PLNs within our staff and work...

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What does engagement look like?

Posted by on Jun 23, 2011 in Action Research Projects |

Prairie South School Division Team Members: Patti Rodger, Toni New, Roger Morgan, Lana Nogue, Cori Saas, Shelley Wright, Dean Shareski Community: Canadian Year 1, 2010-2011 The members are exploring levels of student engagement involving the use of Web 2.0 tools. Some of the questions we have are do the use of Web 2.0 tools increase student engagement, what are the factors that create the best climate for student engagement, and how do we best...

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Working with the standards

Posted by on Jun 23, 2011 in Action Research Projects |

IU-13 Early Childhood and Special Education Services Team Members: Barbara Chubb, Nadine Hart, Teresa Fleming, Christine Brooks-Taitt, Community: IU-13 Year 1, 2010-2011 Our team attempted to align specific sections of the PA Academic Standards with the NETS and give examples and/or suggestions for how the use of technology and 21st century skills can be integrated with the learning of academic competencies. It is our hypothesis that the use of...

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