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Redekopp, Reynold; Bourbonniere, Elizabeth – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2009
All teachers know them--the students who sit in the back of the room and never make a peep. If prodded, they may reluctantly offer a comment or opinion, but they are so obviously uncomfortable about participating that a teacher may wonder if it is even worth trying to engage them. Are they unprepared or just shy? Do they lack ideas or merely need…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Class Activities, Electronic Publishing, Student Attitudes
Warlick, David – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2009
Personal learning networks (PLNs) are not new. People have long relied on their families, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances to supplement their knowledge about the world. But the times are changing. Information and communication technologies (ICT), including an ever-growing repertoire of open source applications, have freed content from the…
Descriptors: Internet, Social Networks, Technological Advancement, Technology Uses in Education
Ikpeze, Chinwe H. – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2009
Working to transform his classroom, fifth grade teacher John Blain of Buffalo (New York) public schools infused technology into his literature lessons by adding an online literature discussion to his more traditional classroom discussion. Students were assigned to read Kate DiCamillo's books "Because of Winn-Dixie" and "The Tiger…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Grade 5, Discussion (Teaching Technique)