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Teacher…Listener….

Have you ever tried to cancel “Show-and-Tell” in an elementary classroom? If you have, you’ll understand when I say, all students have stories to tell, and most students LOVE to tell them. It’s truly one of the highlights of the week for some students. Taking this enthusiasm for story telling and transferring it to the […]

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Outdoor Education. In Alaska? An Interview with Erika Horn

When I read Erika’s about outdoor education—in Alaska?!—I was intrigued.  I can see the value of more self-directed learning/unstructured play for elementary aged children, and the “apprenticeship” aspect of learning a trade or career for high school students.  Holding classes outdoors can also teach skills, such as caring for or helping others, teamwork and leadership, […]

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Interview with Deana Waters

Since, we do not meet regularly and we have busy schedules especially this time of year, I opted to do a google form for my interview with Deana.  (Thanks for the suggestion Rebecca Williams.) .  I have trimmed the interview down to the questions that elicited the most interesting responses.      

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Digital Storytelling (+ or -) ?

Leads in a way Usually in regular storytelling without media, our imagination takes over. We picture and translate words into our very own characters and locations. So we might even misinterpret the surrounding the author was envisioning. With media, the author can depict exactly where and what they want the reader to see. Which can […]

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