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Lesson Plans

New Discussion Group at TAPPED IN

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Berquist (berquist)
Sun, 24 Oct 1999 12:55:34 -0400

For those of you struggling with difficult classrooms, lack of
discipline, motivation, etc.: You may be interested in this discussion
group being formed at TAPPED IN.

TAPPED IN ( is a place, a community, of
educators. There are no advertisements or distracting images scrolling
across your screen (TI is funded by the National Science Foundation).
There IS technology ... and, although it's pretty amazing stuff, you
don't have to be a techno geek to use it! TAPPED IN is a MOO (multi-user
object oriented) that combines the convenience of a chat room with the
versatility of a real life classroom; you can talk in real time, use a
whiteboard, project notes, and even share URLs by projecting them for
all in the virtual room to see.The Math Forum, ICONnect, PALS, Schwab
Foundation for Learning, Lawrence Hall of Science, and ED's Oasis (and
more) are partner organizationas and have offices there.

After School Online is a TAPPED IN forum for teachers to share their
successes, compare notes on challenges to teaching and learn new ways of
doing things. The schedule for the week of October 25 (for a complete
list of times see includes Ask-A
Scientist, Learn to do Cool Things, Galapagos Webcast, Middle School
Math Teachers Seminar, K-8 Science Discussion Group, Performance
Assessment Links in Science, Evening at the Oasis, and
***Alternative/Correctional Education Discussion Group.***

Thursday, October 28
*Alternative/Correctional Education: Facts and Follies
5:00-6:00pm PDT/8:00-9:00pm EDT
Join BJ Berquist (art teacher at Loysville Youth Development
Center, PA) and Dave Fish as they begin the journey of this new
discussion group. Together they have over thirty years in Alternative
and Correctional Education. BJ and Dave identified some pressing issues
facing teachers in alternative and correctional education. Isolation,
funding emerging technologies and special needs of this “forgotten
population” will be examined over the next few months. BJ and Dave
envision this group as inquiry driven by those that come into the
community and participate in its planning and development.

The first meeting will be a get-to-know each other and will examine the
Pueblo paper Children, MUDs and Learning which can be viewed at:
Be a charter member of this community or just come in and see how a new
community of practice develops. Alternative and Correctional
Education-Facts and Follies will meet from 5-6 pm PDT on the last
Thursday of each month.

For questions, suggestions, or information contact BJ Berquist