Sunday, January 11, 2009

Great Inspiration

I recently listened to a podcast from Wesley Fryer which was basically a recording of a radio interview done at CJOB out of Winnepeg, Canada.

The interview centered on Darren Kuropatwa, a mathematics teacher who uses technology in his classroom to engage the students.

I want to highlight one idea in particular that teachers can reflect on and consider. Darren uses blogs for "scribe posting" with his students. Each student takes a turn summarizing the day and what they learned then selecting the next student to be the scribe for the next day. Darren talks about the level of engagement and preparedness this helped to create for the students.

I felt that this was an excellent use of blogs and wanted to help spread the word.

I would encourage all teachers to take the time to listen to the interview as there is a lot of wonderful ideas and inspiration to be had from it.

A link to Darren's copy of the interview can be found here.

A link to an example of one of Darren's class blogs is here.

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