R. Richard Wojewodzki, a teacher of Latin and Art History at the John Carroll School, has started a new blog to help teachers design and maintain paperless classrooms. The site www.teachpaperless.com went live on February 2, 2009.
The blog is based on Wojewodzki’s experience creating and running a high school classroom in which no paper is used. All of the students use tablet-PCs for note-taking and creating projects and all tests and quizzes are given via blogs and wikis. Over the course of an academic year, his students create digital portfolios that reflect their work-progress on a day-to-day basis. The TeachPaperless blog seeks to help other teachers move into the digital world. The mission is two-fold: to save paper and material resources and to help teachers exploit the dynamic potential of the Internet.