Episode 025 – Jun 25 2008

This week guest host Gail Potratz joins Martin and Sallie to discuss project-based learning in the Web 2.0 world. The interview segment focuses on the student-management software tool, PowerSchool.

The discussion:

  • Web 2.0 in the Classroom – As we welcome back guest host Gail Potratz, Technology Coordinator and Teacher at Emanuel in New London, WI, we focus our discussion on technology and education.  We define Web 2.0 and talk about how the read/write web has changed technology usage in the classroom.  Gail also shares ideas for project-based learning using Web 2.0 tools.
    • Sample e-mail listserve focusing on veterans sharing their stories with students
    • WebQuest – www.questgarden.com
      • Sample WebQuest
        • Civil War
        • Cultures
      • Learn more about WebQuest and creator Bernie Dodge

Jeff Spiaser and Jim BrandtThe interview:

  • PowerSchool (25:55) – Martin and Sallie are joined by Jeff Spiaser, Dean of Academics for Illinois Lutheran Schools, and Jim Brandt, Administrator for WELS Parish Schools to discuss PowerSchool student information system. Listen to learn how school personnel and parents can benefit from web-based student data management.
    • Learn more about Power School –

The tidbits:

The featured artist:

  • This week we close with the music of Dawn Gehlhar – All Through the Night from her CD titled Inspirations (1:01:29)

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