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This Week At TAPPED IN (10/11/99)

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Berquist (berquist)
Fri, 08 Oct 1999 20:41:41 -0400

TAPPED IN ( is a professional development
conference center for educators. Come join the community as they
address a variety of education topics and applications for incorporating
the TAPPED IN technology in your classroom. Please send questions or
suggestions to BJ Berquist (berquist)

Tuesday, October 12

* New to TAPPED IN? Come learn how to do cool things!
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. PDT/5:30-6:30p.m. EDT
Join HelpDesk volunteer BJ Berquist as she helps you find the keys to
having a successful TAPPED IN experience. Whether you are a new member
just learning to find your way in cyberspace or an experienced MOOer, BJ

will be happy to help you find the answers to your questions.

*Holding a Meeting in TAPPED IN
6:00-7:00pm PDT/9:00-10:00pm EDT
Whether you are interested in holding a college class meeting or
an international group seminar join Andrew Hess of New York
University, NY as he discusses what he has learned about holding a
meeting at
Wednesday, October 13

*K-8 Science Education Discussion Group
4:00-5:00pm PDT/7:00-8:00pm EDT
"Teaching and Learning Science in Summer Institutes" Jackie Menasco and

Erik Wilson will share their experiences teaching in science
professional development institutes this year and will lead a discussion
about science learning for teachers.

Transcripts of previous discussions can be seen at:
All are welcome, for more information contact Jackie Menasco at:
Jackie.Menasco or Erik Wilson at: erikred

* Using Learning Styles to Improve Student Success
4:00-5:30pm PDT/7:00-8:30pm EDT
Dr. Carla Lane will moderate this free online event sponsored by the
Distance Learning
Resource Network (DLRN).. Participants will identify their students'
preferred learning
styles (as well as their own), and discuss how integrating preferred
modes of learning into their existing classes can improve the student
learning experience.

* Bringing Students into TAPPED IN
5:00-6:00 p.m. PDT/8-9 p.m. EDT
Michael Hutchinson, Linda Ullah and Chuck Merritt, among others,
will discuss how they have used TAPPED IN with their students. They
will cover project ideas, tips for execution as well as TAPPED IN
procedures for getting student accounts.

Thursday, October 14

*Evening at the Oasis
7:30-8:30p.m. all continental US time zones (or 4:30-8:30 p.m.
PDT/7:30-11:30 p.m. EDT)
"Evening at the Oasis" is an opportunity for teachers to gather, meet
contest winners, chat with special guests, and learn about the best web
sites to utilize for classroom use or workshops. The program will follow

the same thematic schedule ED's Oasis uses in its' bi-weekly e-mail
newsletter, the Oracle. Persons interested in submitting questions
about ED's Oasis, the Internet, or lesson planning can do so by writing
their questions on the "whiteboard" in the Oasis Cafe in TAPPED IN, or
by sending them via e-mail to ED's Oasis at edie.

* Classroom Critters: Virtual Pets and Endangered Species
6:00-7:00pm PDT/9:00-10:00pm EDT
When a class of kids collaborates with an expert to obtain
authentic information everyone is a winner! Join Jennie McNary and Nancy

Haas as they discuss Nancy's Biomes project where high schools students
used the Internet to researched exotic animals and their natural habitat
for Web projects. After completing the research and Web sites on their
animal of choice, students used the new information to
"train" natural behaviors into their Tapped In pets. The culminating
was an online exhibition of their learning through discussions and
questions related to their research, web sites and trained animals. This

project used the Tapped In tools for discussions and exhibition. As
of the culminating activity and celebration of their learning
student met with the expert, Jennie McNary, Curator of the Exotic
Exhibit for the LA Zoo, to ask questions and share their projects.

*New to TAPPED IN? Come learn how to do cool things!
7:00-8:00 p.m. PDT/10-11 p.m. EDT (Led by Judi Fusco)