“…some wiki-page thing…”

How great is that?! It is exactly what I heard as I walked through the commons after school today. A student, either 9th or 10th grade, was talking with a bunch of his friends and that was the sliver of conversation I overheard. How exciting! We have not been in session five full days yet and we have many of our staff members trying new things: Krista’s students used ANIMOTO to create advertisements for Colombia (thank you Animoto for the educational access to full-length video creation!) – Paul is getting ready for his religiion students to dig in on thier wiki – Suzanne created an amazing wiki for the choir students – Mary and Ann are piloting blogging with their students – engaging with technology is happening everywhere!

Beyond taking five today to talk to our colleagues about what they are doing, I’m going to show my bias to political science and encourage a quick trip to C-SPAN as their convention coverage is impressive (if you missed a speech this week, you’ll find it here) or, as the RNC converges on the great city of St Paul this weekend, it is interesting to see how each party handles their websites (e.g. I saw a great “Convention 101” page on the DNC’s site which I’ll use tomorrow with my students and the time lapse prep link is pretty cool on the RNC’s site). I’m hoping to go down to the “X” tonight and take some pre-convention pix – we’ll see how that goes.

How ever you take five this Friday, I hope it leads into a great long weekend –

Happy learning!

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