Jim Cottrell
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Jim Cottrell replied to Dan Sitter's discussion Math/Science in the group PBL ~ Better with Practice
"I heard of a teacher that had students act as a consultant company.  They solved problems that other real companies would need to…"
Jan 11, 2011
Jim Cottrell replied to Suzie Boss's discussion Favorite Tools for PBL? in the group PBL ~ Better with Practice
"I have been bounce postions yet again, so I think I teach 7th grade Life Science. I guess I'm having problems nailing down the details of final projects."
Aug 12, 2010
Jim Cottrell replied to Christine Beadel's discussion Need Desperate Advice on Selecting a One-Stop-Shop Website/ Blog/ Wiki/ Moodle, Shmoodleedoo!!!
"Use wikispaces due to its ease of use for content and having students make a main page. Transition their creation of content to google docs. Have students put links on their main page to their tests on a testing site. Google Docs would be their…"
Jul 22, 2010
Jim Cottrell replied to Suzie Boss's discussion Favorite Tools for PBL? in the group PBL ~ Better with Practice
"I have to admit that I have been having trouble getting started in using “true” PBL. Maybe this is because I have trouble visualizing “final products” for PBL units. Besides a learning objective, final products are crucial to…"
Jul 22, 2010
Jim Cottrell replied to Rachel Pickett's discussion New to PBL in the group PBL ~ Better with Practice
"I have a few books and I hope to use Jane and Suzie's book to get started. Useful links: http://usefulwiki.com/page/Reinventing_Project-based_Learning http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project-based_learning (Jane and Suzie made the…"
Jul 13, 2010
Jim Cottrell replied to Jeffrey A. Wardlaw's discussion Project Assessment Alternatives in the group PBL ~ Better with Practice
"I think this person has a solution: http://www.joebower.org/2010/03/detoxing-students-from-grade-use.html Please let me know what you think."
May 28, 2010
Jim Cottrell posted a discussion

Using www.wiffiti.com in teaching Web 2.0 communication showing students how to have a "voice."

I am attempting to use texting with the site www.wiffiti.com to show my students how to use the Web as a voice and 21st Century communication tool.  I use wikispaces to present the student's case and I'm trying to use wiffiti to show one way of how to get feedback.http://yvhslifescience.wikispaces.com/Our school had a kite design contest and it was a lot of fun. The inspiration for the contest was to…See More
May 28, 2010
Jim Cottrell replied to Lisa Nielsen's discussion How are you using texting/sms for professional or educational use?
"I am attempting to use texting and the site www.wiffiti.com to show my students how to use the Web as "a voice" and 21st Century communication tool. http://yvhslifescience.wikispaces.com/ Our school had a kite design contest and it was a…"
May 28, 2010

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At 9:10am on December 28, 2008, Jack said…
Hi Jim. Hope you're enjoying the winter break. I was wondering if you, your educator contacts or students would be interested in participating in a Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. We'd really like to get California students involved. Please let me know. Thanks!
 
 
 

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