“So how’s attendance?”
“We’ve a decent number in each session but that last room, hey, it’s overflowing!”
Now we know that we can’t claim all the credit for ECI 521 alum Katie Moore’s soldout presentation at the North Carolina Reading Conference this week. She came to ECI 521 as a stellar middle grades teacher three years ago. But we can’t help but be proud of her efforts to share what she’s learned about Web 2.0 and inquiry-based learning in her knockout presentation, “Quest 2.0: Using Web 2.0 technologies to develop inquiry-based online learning environments.” Afterall, she did develop her Quest 2.0 evolutionary WebQuest as her ECI 521 Action Learning Project. Plus Krystal Chambers, an ECI 521 alum of Spring 2010, repaid Katie royally for the loan of her class with a great new timeline tool, Dipity.
Here’s Katie’s session description: “Learn to use Web 2.0 technologies to create interactive learning environments. Challenge your students to be true researchers using New Literacies and 21st century skills! We’ll focus on wikis and unique problems that allow knowledge-sharing online, such as VoiceThread, GoogleDocs, and Dipity. Bring your laptop if possible.”
Sorry there’s no archive of Katie’s session, but Katie did present her Quest 2.0 concept at a session in the Laurie Halse Anderson Virtual Author Study series. Katie used Laurie’s Fever 1793 to develop her first Quest 2.0.
And here’s the link to Katie’s first Quest 2.0: Dr. Benjamin Rush — Philadelphia’s Savior or Vampire Doctor? A WebQuest Designed for Use with Fever 1793 and An American Plague.
This is Krystal’s multimedia report on her innovative Action Learning Project using Dipity as a tool for student researchers to develop a timeline on the Yellow Fever epidemic of 1793 — “History and Context in the English Classroom.”
[If trouble with embedded video, direct link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wou_UqfDLOY ]
Thank you, Katie and Krystal, for creative work that keeps on giving!