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This Week at TAPPED IN (November 1)

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Berquist (berquist)
Sat, 30 Oct 1999 06:24:01 -0400

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 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 forum for teachers to share their successes,
compare notes on challenges to teaching and learn new ways of doing
things. The scheduled events on this Calendar are designed for
professional development. Join us as we explore the many opportunities
this community provides. If you are new to TAPPED IN and would like to
attend these ASO’s, please login 10-15 minutes before the event is
scheduled to begin. This will allow you to maximize your experience by
becoming familiar with basic commands and protocol.

You may wish to view the entire calendar in our Web calendar at:

Monday, November 1
* Ask-A-Scientist
12:00-2:00pm PST/3:00-5:00pm EST
Drop in on biochemist Erik Wilson of the University of California, San
Francisco and ask any science-related question you like. Many questions
may be answered with “I don’t know, but how can we find out?” If
pursuing your own customized “ScienceQuest” appeals to you, stop by
Reception during Erik’s “HelpDesk” duty any Monday from 12-2pm PDT.

Tuesday, November 2
* New to TAPPED IN? Come learn how to do cool things!
2:30-3:30pm PST/5:30-6:30pm EST
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 a an experienced MOOer,
BJ will be happy to help you find the answers to your questions.

* Middle School Math Teachers Brush up on Proportions
4:00-5:00pm PST/7:00-8:00pm EST
The Middle School Math Project is a seminar designed to (1) deepen your
own understanding of proportional reasoning, which is a central theme in
middle school; and (2) develop your own mathematical practices. Though
this is a continuing seminar, drop ins are welcome! For more
information, including each week's topic see

Wednesday, November 3
* Getting the Max from ASO’s
4:00-5:00pm PST/7:00-8:00pm EST
Learn some tips and procedures for getting the most out of your
participation during and after an After School Online session.

Thursday, November 4
* Foreign Language Discussion Group
5:00-6:00pm PST/8:00-9:00pm EST
This group of language teachers (foreign/second language, ESL, TESOL,
etc) meets to discuss methodology and technology integration within the
field of language teaching. Our meetings are facilitated by Chuck
Merritt, Spanish teacher and Technology Learning Coordinator at Palo
Alto High School, Palo Alto California.( http://www/ )

* ArtSites
4:30-5:30pm PST/7:30-8:30pm EST
Whether you have created your own WebQuest, or are not sure what a
WebQuest is, you’ll want to make sure you mark your calendar for this
event led by Jennifer Small. Jennifer’s Webquest, Colonial American
Art, is sure to be a classroom success!

* High School Biology Discussion Group
5:00-6:00pm PST/8:00-9:00pm EST
Paul Boyer, Director, Science & Technology Education Center and Asst.
Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Parkside
will lead this group. During this session the group will be talking
about efficient use of limited computer facilities in the biology

* Evening at the Oasis
7:30-8:30pm all continental U.S. time zones
"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.

If you have any suggestions, questions, or comments, contact BJ Berquist