Monday, September 25, 2006

Transforming Education

Wells, Maine is at the forefront of technology applications which transform learning and they are receiving nationwide recognition. Mr. Bob Sprankle's third and fourth graders are profiled at the Apple K-12 Education site. He said,
GarageBand 3 is so podcast-friendly; when we first started using it, the kids said, ‘Can we stay in at recess and learn how to do this?'
When was the last time YOUR students wanted to miss recess to learn a new skill? What are the applications in your classroom? How about the kids who have difficulty copying homework from the board - can it be podcasted daily? How about another way for parents to stay informed of classroom activities - have a student summarize the daily activities. The possibilities are endless for our students.
And you don't need GarageBand 3 to accomplish this although, admittedly, it does make it easier.

Here are some sites to get you started:

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