Team Project: Rebecca Brady, Debbie Lamb, Tricia Thompson, Patti Weeg
Managing the Digital Classroom, Spring 2004

"...isolated facts don't make an education. Meaning doesn't come from data alone. Creative problem solving depends on context, interrelationships, and experience... And only human beings can teach the connections between things."

Clifford Stoll, Silicon Snake Oil

The presence of technology in our classrooms does not mean that learning will take place. If our students can't read, can't reflect and can't see connections, the fastest Pentium on the market will be useless to them. No matter how sophisticated emerging technologies become, all of us need human networks - we need to communicate and work together. Young and old learn together as we explore new possibilities, connections, strategies and technologies.

Our topic explores the following Communication Tools that support curriculum standards, enhance learning and encourage students to see "connections between things."

  1. Online Mentors and Experts
  2. Collaborative Projects - Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies and Reading
  3. Collaborative Projects for Math and Science
  4. Virtual Communities
  5. Authors in Residence - Online
  6. Blogs
  7. Handheld computers


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Patti Weeg
April 17, 2004