Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Today we had our most productive session yet in Tech Center. Mrs. Skaggs had been telling me for a couple years about how much she liked, a web community for students developed by the folks up north at Oracle. It allows students to create and publish work, collaborate with others on projects, and to send messages to other students. But, since access is limited to schools and everything is under the supervision of their classroom teachers, it insulates them from the dangers of unfettered access to the Internet. We will be using this more in class, and parents will be sent some forms to approve student participation. I think this will be a great opportunity for our students to develop both their technical and language arts skills.

Home Studies: (1) Do the study questions for "Bridge Dancers." Remember to answer in complete sentences. (2) Do "Multiply Greater Numbers," Math, pages 226-227. Please show all work. (3) Do the "Life in Mexican California" study sheet.

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