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> 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 (http://www.tappedin.org) 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
> http://www.tappedin.org/cgi-bin/calendar/calendar.cgi) 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