Our topic for Conversations this week was EarthCast09 which led to a discussion about broadcasting live with students. Sheila shared her experiences in broadcasting with her 7th grade students during EarthCast08. Matt Montagne joined us near the end of the hour to talk more about Earthbridges and EarthCast09 and his students' work with Gator Radio.
In this edition of It's Elementary we discuss Interactive whiteboards with our guest Lisa Parisi and our in house expert Maria Knee. Our conversation centered around the use of the interactive whiteboards in a student centered curriculum. We heard example of best practices both for Smart Boards given by Lisa Parisi and Promethean given by Maria Knee. The discusion and comments coming out of the chatroom were very informative. For more details check out the text chat.
In this conversation we focused on the type of student we are creating in our classrooms where we empower them to be in control of their own learning. We discussed what this means when these students leave us and go to another classroom where this does not happen.