My original use of technology came in this
form. I developed a web site called "Globalinks" that
was intended (as it still does) to provide pre-approved research
sites for Ellis history students in grades 5-12.
Six years ago, I introduced the first in
a continuing series of national and international collaborative
projects with this name. This web site includes links to previous
versions of the project (see "Search previous versions...").
This interdisciplinary, web-based project
is a highlight for 8th graders every March. The mock trial brings
together a variety of skills, from research to presentation,
in a relevant format.
Map Game Tutorial
Students work in pairs
to create a tutorial that helps them learn both events and locations
relevant to World War II in Europe and Asia. Games are traded
with one another and used to help students study for a test.
This is one of several Word-based activities
presented throughout the year. These outlines provide a framework
for students' lecture notes and contain links for reference sources
and related homework assignments.
year's version of the Global Perspectives Project involves classes
from around the country who's students are competing to save
the most water in their homes and raising both awareness and
Presentation: America Enters WWII
Used effectively, Powerpoint can deliver powerful
messages. This study of America's shift from isolationism into
World War II incorporated both audio and text versions of important
This is the original web site I created back in 1997,
after attending the NECC Conference in Seattle. This was the
strating point of both my vision for technology and the school's
support of that vision.