Tarrant Institute e-newsletter
Tuesday, October 14, 2011
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Tweet of the Week:

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

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Spotlight on: Storify
http://www.storify.com

    * 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
       http://www.shesthefirst.org/2011/03/a-social-media-story-for-iwd/
   

Related:

    4 ways to use Storify in the classroom: 
    http://www.knewton.com/blog/edtech/2011/07/13/4-ways-to-use-storify-in-the-classroom/

    Storify step-by-step (video)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy_rUsQpE2U&feature=youtu.be

    Storify: tutorial, best practices and live examples
    http://www.daveburdick.com/w/storify-best-practices-live-examples/

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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.

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VT Middle Schools in the News:

      * Burlington/Winooski forum considers changes to schools
         http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20111006/NEWS02/111005046/Burling

         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
          http://www.addisonindependent.com/201110folklife-center-collects-memories-irenes-impact

        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.
   
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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

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Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education 2011
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