Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Networking and Collaboration

This is a cross post with my new and improve edublog

It's time to walk the walk. I keep silently listening to all the ideas about using technology to connect to one another, or network. I connect in a way that I am a silent observer but I have been more empowered to speak up and reach out to people. So as a starting point, please join my wiki at and add any ideas for math journal prompts. I am looking to ask the right questions. Not the regurgitate ones and not the ones that ask them to come up with a problem and solve it. Something on a higher level that will force them to articulate a concept and realize that they really do understand it or they don't understand it to the level that they thought they did.

I am using Gmail and asking students to reply in Gmail to slowly start getting them used to this. I hope to work on their voice and articulation by doing this. Then I will progress to blogs maybe next year until this type of reflection becomes habit for them.

I am excited to see what we can put together and I hope something may inspire another teacher out there. Please let me know.

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