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Diana (Charlie) AuBuchon
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  • Huntington Beach, CA
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Diana (Charlie) AuBuchon replied to Mary Henton's discussion Redirecting students' tech activities in the group Integrating Technology
"I agree with Doug. We also have rules about cell phones and texting in class. I have the discussion about appropriateness, but also confiscate the phones. Isn't always the case. Technology makes life easier and harder! Charlie"
Aug 8, 2009
Mary Henton commented on Diana (Charlie) AuBuchon's blog post Technology for Discussion
"I like pbworks as well. And Wetpaint. I don't have classroom experience with these, but our project team for MSP2 has relied on the wiki platform (pbworks). It's great, especially as the main project staff are across three different…"
Jul 22, 2009
Todd Williamson commented on Diana (Charlie) AuBuchon's blog post Technology for Discussion
"I'm going to throw in my two cents and vote for a wiki from pbworks. It's easy enough to create and really begs for collaboration. You can create collaborative pages for analyzing the texts. You can also create individual pages for each of…"
Jul 21, 2009
Nondra Khali commented on Diana (Charlie) AuBuchon's blog post Technology for Discussion
"I am familiar with Google Groups as an easy to use free source. Ning also might work well for you."
Jul 20, 2009
Tom Jenkins commented on Diana (Charlie) AuBuchon's blog post Technology for Discussion
"I use Moodle (I would use the forum or wiki pieces for your project) and am conducting one of the Tech Talks. If it is available in your district, i'd be more than happy to help. Thanks for the edmodo link David- I'll have to check that…"
Jul 18, 2009
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Jul 18, 2009
Mary Henton commented on Diana (Charlie) AuBuchon's blog post Technology for Discussion
"Love the Twitter suggestion! We have Tech Talks scheduled on Moodle, wikis, and interactive notebooks. These might be good opportunities to look at and have some high level, initial conversation about these strategies."
Jul 17, 2009
David Hayward commented on Diana (Charlie) AuBuchon's blog post Technology for Discussion
"Karolee has mentioned a few great options. I especially like wikis and Google Tools such as Groups and Docs. Both of these online tools make for easy collaboration between students. If you are interested in building a wiki I use www.pbworks.com and…"
Jul 17, 2009
Cathy S. Balas commented on Diana (Charlie) AuBuchon's blog post Technology for Discussion
"I am not familar with School Loop. We use "Moodle" and it works well for discussions and other sharing."
Jul 17, 2009
Karolee Smiley commented on Diana (Charlie) AuBuchon's blog post Technology for Discussion
"Hi there We are just getting School Loop, and it seemed pretty limited in student posting, but I'll know more about that in a couple of weeks. There are several ways to set up student communication and collaboration. There are plenty of free…"
Jul 17, 2009
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Jul 16, 2009

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Thanks for all the suggestions about using technology for discussion. I will check them out over the next few weeks. My school seems a bit limited with technology. Last year was my first with an LCD, Elmo, and computer connection, which I loved and began to learn to use for writing, Say, Mean, Matter responses, etc.. If I can get into your suggestions, my kids will probably appreciate it!

Posted on July 18, 2009 at 10:09am

Technology for Discussion

I am going to be teaching 125 8th graders in Santa Ana CA, this year, and I am interested in finding out about how to set up an on-line discussion for texts we read. I am supposed to have 3 sections of Honors, although that may well change by the time I get back to school! I went to the NCTE conference in San Antonio and tried to learn about this in the hallway presentations. Not very satisfying because couldn't ask questions and it was hard to see what was going on with 25 or more people… Continue

Posted on July 16, 2009 at 9:17pm — 8 Comments

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At 1:05pm on August 13, 2009, Kim Lightle said…
Hi Charlie - Hope your summer is going well! I wanted to update you on our free webinars and hope you can join us for one of them soon.

We've had three Tech Talks so far - one on Interactive Notebooks, Moodle, and Digital Storytelling. You can get to the recordings of those by clicking on the Web Archive link.

You can see all our upcoming events by clicking on the Events tab. The next TechTalk topic is Using Wikis. We've got lots more topics to cover in the next few months - technology, pedagogy, content knowledge, all sorts of fun stuff! Any ideas on additional topics or feedback you have would be greatly appreciated! Kim
At 2:24pm on July 21, 2009, Kim Lightle said…
Hi Charlie - I see that nobody officially welcomed you to the MSP2 social network! You just jumped right in which is wonderful.I see that you choose "other" when you registered. From your posts it seems like you might be an English teacher? I'm very curious why anyone joins the network that is outside our main audience. Thanks for participating! Kim



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