Joe Luft has posted information about his action research presentation. One of the highlights of my year on leave from Portland Schools was having the opportunity to meet Joe and to spend a day in his classroom.
Yesterday, I presented a preliminary version of my action research study ("Weblogs: Creating Digital Paper for English Language Learners") at the Teachers Network Policy Institute before an audience of teachers, principals, and university professors. The most compelling parts of the presentation were the video clips of one of my students discussing how his weblog changed his attitude towards writing (the importance of a real audience, a sense of ownership of his writing space). For an audience new to weblogs, Pat's digital paper metaphor was quite effective. I received some constructive feedback afterwards along with several inquiries from a few principals... [Brooklyn BloggEd]