PBWIKI CAMPUS EDITION : MAY 2009

With PBwiki Campus Edition, a school can roll out an unlimited number of PBwikis for its classes, clubs and other student activities. Educators have used PBwiki for everything from classroom collaboration and publicly accessible student projects to open-source textbooks.Price: $799 per yearCategory: collaborative tools
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PBWIKI CAMPUS EDITION

The new PBwiki Campus Edition makes PBwiki’s hosted collaboration suite affordable for schools with up to 1,000 students, faculty, and staff. With the PBwiki Campus Edition, a school can roll out an unlimited number of PBwikis for its classes, clubs, and any other student activities. Previously, schools had to purchase wikis individually. Price: $799/year for up to 1000 users Category: collaborative tools

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May 2009 Table of Contents

FEATURESThe A V Club—Next Generation Engaging the digital natives isn’t as daunting as you think. Here’s how three classrooms do it. Follow the Money Part I Read the first in a three part series on what the stimulus package means

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What’s New - May 2009

These new levels, initially available in Spanish and English, will include extended, more complex conversations and grammar, expanded vocabulary and additional opportunities for speaking that prepare learners for everyday interactions in their language of study.

Project-based learning : May 2009

T&L advisor David Andrade claims that project based learning (PBL) is the only way to master content. Here are some highlights of what our readers are saying ¦ I teach computer science in elementary school. I agree with you that

Aha!Science Whiteboard Edition

These interactive science lessons for grades three to five were designed to be used with interactive whiteboards. Teachers can use Aha!Science as either an introduction to a unit of study or a review of a unit. They can assign the activities in Aha!Science to help reinforce subject matter that was already taught.PROS: The interactive-whiteboard activities are engaging and meet national science standards. They’re simple enough that a teacher with a nonscience background can understand them, and most students will find them fun and appealing.CONS: None.OVERALL EVALUATION: Learning.com has a tradition of producing and acquiring excellent products, and the Aha!Science WhiteBoard is no exception. Like other products from the company, this one is truly standards-based.www.learning.comPrice: First 10 students, $110; every additional 5 students, $60 (learning.com) 

Campus notification system

AT&T is announcing the availability of Rave Campus Messenger, a web-based notification system that will let faculty and students send messages to and from a variety of different devices quickly.

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The AV Club Next Generation - May 2009

Engaging the digital natives isn’t as daunting as you think. Here’s how three classrooms do it.A MEDIA SHOWCASEPete Episcopo had a vision. When he started at Brevard Public Schools in Viera, Florida, the digital media artist wanted to share his

Campus notification system

AT&T is announcing the availability of Rave Campus Messenger, a web-based notification system that will let faculty and students send messages to and from a variety of different devices quickly.