Tarrant Institute e-newsletter
Tuesday, October 14, 2011

Tweet of the Week:

       Film addresses online bullying in Chicago Public Schools http://t.co/aSS7kf53


Spotlight on: Storify

    * What it is: a way to combine various social media resources (Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube) to construct a
        narrative of a topic with a web 2.0 focus.

    * Example: "She's the First" Celebrating International Women's Day


    4 ways to use Storify in the classroom: 

    Storify step-by-step (video)

    Storify: tutorial, best practices and live examples

ISTE Webinars now available for Tarrant partners

        The 2011-2012 series of ISTE webinars are now available for viewing through partnership with the Tarrant Institute for
        Innovative Education.

        Upcoming webinar topics include:

        * The Mobile Classroom
        * Digital Storytelling Goes Social
        * iPads for Administrators
        * WebQuest Voyage Using Glogster and LiveBinder
        * Tabletology: What Makes a Tablet Work in the Classroom

If you're a Vermont educator and would like subsidized access to the 2011-2012 series of ISTE webinars, please contact us.

VT Middle Schools in the News:

      * Burlington/Winooski forum considers changes to schools

         Imagine a high school where every student has a laptop, diplomas are conferred based on proficiency rather than
         completing seat-time in required courses, and all ninth-graders chart their own learning plan for their four years.  

       * Harwood Middle School responds to Hurricane Irene in multimedia projects

        Students were encouraged to interview one another and their families, integrating photos and video clips with the
        stories. And they took the skills they learned there to another level: This past weekend, Harwood students were
        scheduled to staff the “StoryCorner” recording center at the Moretown Restoration Pig Roast and Leaf Peeper’s Picnic,
        collecting stories from community members.
Coming Events:

10/13 - 12/1: Integrating the Interactive White Board in the Classroom
Castleton State University

10/17: Student Multimedia Projects and Evaluation
The Center for Teaching and Learning @ UVM

10/27: Tech Tips: Adding tech to the math classroom
Free @ UVM

11/2-4: Vermont Fest
Killington VT

Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education 2011
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