Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Norms for Skype and Video Conferencing in the Classroom

Norms for Skype and Video Conferencing in the Classroom

By on March 28, 2010

So recently my colleague, Kenna McRae, and I began using Skype between our two classrooms. Whenever I have a hair-brained idea, I know I can count on McRae to jump in and experiment with me. And I think the level

DARPA project con’t: Research and Questioning

DARPA project con’t: Research and Questioning

By on September 18, 2011

As my readers may know, my students are planning for the future of the human species. This year, as I have described in an earlier post, I am dedicating much of the year to Project-Based Learning and trying to make

The Power of the Backchannel Discussion: Todaysmeet.com

The Power of the Backchannel Discussion: Todaysmeet.com

By on June 21, 2011

Sometime ago, I began experimenting with Twitter in the classroom as a means to create a B-storyline of Think Alouds, questions, and Advice from students in different classrooms. The point was to create an academic-level note-passing environment that could function