Jeff Beard
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Wikis in the classroom

Started this discussion. Last reply by Coach BT Feb 8, 2011. 31 Replies


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I have a Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Adult Learning and completed my M.S. in Instructional Technology at the University of Tennessee, August 2008. I am passionate about designing interactive multimedia for instructional purposes, as well as helping teachers to use technology in the classroom.

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At 11:19am on April 24, 2009, Jack said…
Hey Jeff,

Our Brainyflix video contest just ended, and I wanted to thank you for helping us get the word out. We got 800 submissions from across the country!

That said, MIT was really happy with the results and will let us run another contest, so we're going for it! But this time, we're gonna have kids create Brainypics flashcards - which are images and sentences paired up with a one of our SAT/ACT words. The contest ends May 22nd, and there'll be iTunes and a cash prize like last time. To boot, we'll double the payout if the kids can hit a certain goal. More details at

Do you mind passing my message along to students and your HS colleagues again?

At 5:48pm on February 26, 2009, Barbara said…
Wow, that's great, thank you! My students will be happy to know they were featured. I've done lots of podcasting, iMovies, and other kinds of digital projects. I'll see if we have anything else to share... Glad it went well.
At 5:43am on February 25, 2009, Amanda Asbell said…
Yes, I graduated the same year as him. He actually dated one of my best friends for a while. Tell him "Book" said hello. He'll know who you are talking about. How small of a world...
At 4:41am on February 25, 2009, Barbara said…
Thank you, and let me know what kind of feedback you get. There's a place on the webquest for reviews if anyone wants to write one. I'm all ears.
At 6:11pm on February 24, 2009, Barbara said…
Here's a PowerPoint done by of some of my 8th grade computer students. This was what they created from the webquest. Hope it helps the cause :-)eval. ashton, dana, lauren, lacy, brandon.ppt
At 7:25am on February 24, 2009, Barbara said…
Please feel free to use it, it has handouts attached that you may change to suit your needs. Be aware that many students really didn't figure out that some of the sites were fake, I had to explain it to some of them. This was a great opportunity to talk about truth in advertising and ethics on the Internet. I can email you a student sample if you would like? Send me a message if you want.

I have only used Zunal so far. I am curious about the other sites you mentioned. Anyone else out there used them?
At 5:28pm on February 23, 2009, Amanda Asbell said…
Give your wife a good ole Collierville shout for me! Did she graduate from there? I graduated from CHS in 96.
At 4:55pm on February 23, 2009, Barbara said…
Thanks, I passed on the geometry webquest to our middle school math teachers. I have used to create webquests. Here's one I made for my 8th grade computer class on website evaluation.
At 6:59pm on February 22, 2009, Kristy Templar said…
when we wanted to purchase the boards and clickers we contacted a gal in Detroit, Michigan. She was very willing to give us demo items to use. Not sure whether that would be possible in your state but you might want to give it a try.
At 6:16am on February 22, 2009, Kristy Templar said…
here is a website I have used before which contains LOTS of interactive whiteboards lessons and information.


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