I’m glad that Barbara Ganley has been popping in here lately because it reminds me to spend some time checking out the goings on at Middlebury. And as usual, there is much going on to learn from.
Barbara and I tried to set up a collaboration earlier this year, but it just didn’t gel for some reason. Now she has some students in her Intro to Creative Writing class working with local fifth graders in their Web logs, and as usual, she’s doing some very cool things. (Here’s a link to her student Web logs as well.)
Meanwhile Hector Vila is modeling another great use of Web logs as workshop, namely the Computer Training of Trainers Workshop. He’s bringing together “students” from 12 Eurasian countries in a Web log setting to prepare them for a visit later this month. It’s a great use of the technology. And Hector and Barbara also points to Digital Storytelling using Manila. Wild stuff, and very creative. Many, many ideas growing from this project.
Add that to the great work that Sarah continues to do at CET with Bryan (who is a contributor to some of the coolest Web logs out there), there is a lot of groundbreaking stuff going on up north.