Dean Poignant
  • 55, Male
  • Lacon, Illinois
  • United States
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Great Classroom Wikis

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Maxey Jul 9, 2010. 29 Replies

Great Classroom Blogs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Ann Meives Feb 25, 2011. 39 Replies

Virtual World Alternatives

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich White Nov 22, 2008. 1 Reply


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Midland High School
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About Me
I am the library media specialist at a small, rural school district in Central Illinois. I am also certified in language arts and special education. I enjoy incorporating Web 2.0 applications into my classes and teaching workshops.

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At 6:45am on January 26, 2009, Bryan Falcon said…
Welcome to the Haiku LMS users group, Dean!

At 3:38am on January 23, 2009, Johnathan Chase said…
Hey Dean, have you tried using popular music with your students? You might find some of the music integration links and references on my page useful.

At 7:17pm on December 28, 2008, Jack said…
Hi Dean!

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 more students involved from Illinois.

You can view contest details at Please let me know. Thanks!
At 10:18pm on December 27, 2008, Alyshia Olsen said…
Hi Dean,

I'm sending out messages to everyone I know right now, and this classroom20 network is no exception. (I've also sent this out on other Ning networks you may be a part of.) My name is Alyshia Olsen; I am a 20 year old college student from Olin College of Engineering. I am a part of a group of 6 Olin College students (we're in Needham, MA, and engineering students) who have taken a year off to work on an education related project. Since you are in the 'connecting content and technology' group, I thought you might be interested! Our project is called AlightLearning, and this is our "short" project description:

Under the assumption that within ten years, the landscape of modern education will have fully integrated what we now define as new classroom media: video, online collaboration, open source curriculum and other web tools, we hope to pioneer a web software tool that acts as a platform for this new media, bringing the power of the web and its tools to students, teachers and parents in a secure, comfortable and innovative environment. Our goal is to have our free software at a pilot middle school by April 15th, 2009, continuing to develop and coordinate with our users to create a product that other schools want to pilot and use at their schools, while allowing individual teachers to implement this tool in their own classroom.

Our project, titled Alight Learning, is currently trying to win an idea competition on You can find us at . We would love your support in the form of a vote within the next couple days, but more importantly we'd love your feedback and comments. Our description on Ideablob is short, and even the one above hardly gets at many of the issues we would like to take a stab at solving, but at least it's a start.

Feel free to email me back, check out, anything you like!


Alyshia Olsen
At 9:57am on December 22, 2008, Kathleen said…
If you need any help, let me know. I have been running a few mobile labs at two different schools for the past two years. There are a few things that are specific to the mobile labs that I have found out through that time. And...I am right across the street!

Let me know about the technology workshop. I may be interested.
At 8:14pm on December 21, 2008, Kathleen said…
Hi Dean,
I live right across the street from Partners for Success. I look at it everyday. I don't come onto this site very often, although I wish I did more of it, because it is a great collaboration too.
At 7:44pm on November 22, 2008, Mark Cruthers said…
Hi Dean,

One virtual tool you should take a look at is Wiziq's virtual classroom. Its basic service is free and its web based virtual classroom features are pretty awesome.


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