Wikis

What Does a Great School Year Look Like? Ask the Students

What Does a Great School Year Look Like? Ask the Students

| July 14, 2011 | 5 Comments

This past school year, Shelley Wright, a high school educator in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, made a number of big changes in her teaching practice. The class went paperless and used a Wiki, she incorporated project-based learning and collaboration into her lessons, she experimented with “vessays.” All along the way, she documented everything on her blog […]

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Teachers and Students Create Their Own Curriculum in Alaska

Teachers and Students Create Their Own Curriculum in Alaska

| November 10, 2010 | 2 Comments

By Sara Bernard The Bering Strait School District (BSSD) in Alaska —  which spans a swathe of land and sea the size of Great Britain — is one of the few districts in the nation that has replaced textbooks with online content that can be modified by any of its teachers, students, parents and anyone […]

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Teachers Customize Textbooks Online

Teachers Customize Textbooks Online

| October 28, 2010 | 5 Comments

Flickr: Arvindgrover By Sara Bernard Once upon a time, textbook writers would write textbooks and teachers would teach what was in them. Teachers would make up their own lesson plans, and if they were willing, shared them with their colleagues. But technology is changing the scenario. Now, not only are educators combing the Internet for […]

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College Professors and Students Jump into the Wiki World

College Professors and Students Jump into the Wiki World

| September 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

Picking up the thread of the past few days about Wikipedia‘s standing as a reliable source of information, more news surfaced in the past week surrounding the issue. USA Today reported that nine professors from prominent colleges including Harvard and Georgetown “agreed to make creating, augmenting, and editing Wikipedia entries part of their students’ coursework.” […]

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Milton Chen and MindShift on KQED’s Forum

Milton Chen and MindShift on KQED’s Forum

| September 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

In a discussion with Michael Krasny earlier today on the KQED program Forum, Milton Chen and I discussed a wide range of subjects, including Milton’s new book “Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in our Schools,” the role of open-source information such as Wikipedia in the classroom, and how technology affects creativity in kids, […]

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Wikipedia: a student’s trusted source?

Wikipedia: a student’s trusted source?

| August 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Is Wikipedia considered an accepted source of information for school research? It might soon be the case, according to a recent CNET story. “When things have shaken out, it may be a world where free-for-all online information hubs are accepted–or, if proponents of ‘collaborative knowledge’ have their way, even embraced.” What’s more, sites like Quora […]

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