[K12OSN] Re: Teacher Forums

Huck dhuckaby at paasda.org
Mon Dec 6 16:38:31 UTC 2004

I think the actual PURPOSE is what needs to be focused on...
If I were looking for a solution for the truly ignorant...I'm not sure 
what I'd do.
The variety of questions I receive are absolutely vague from those who 
do not know anything about the technology they are using.
Kind of like the person who goes to the mechanic and says their car is 
making a strange noise...(real helpful right?)

What I envision teachers asking is HOW a specific program/tool they have 
access to works or can be used in teaching?
KmPlot for instance...or TeacherTool with the VNC thing.

So I guess I would envision a little web page somewhere with a list of 
'most k12ltsp edutainment and other applications'
each a hyperlink to an explanation of how the program functions(as a 
tool for learning? if so how is it integrated with curriculm etc)
It doesn't need to be a question and answer session...a summary of how 
to utilize each program and how to use it in a teaching/learning setting.

(note: the 'wise' teachers will use their brighter students and 
encourage them to go figure out how and show them =)


Les Mikesell wrote:

>On Mon, 2004-12-06 at 09:48, Steven Santos wrote:
>>I don't get it, why not just do both forums and an email list?  That way you
>>get the best of both worlds.
>>PHPBB DOES work with M2F (mail to Forums).  I have set it up in a test
>>system on my local network now.
>There are functional and stylistic differences.  In a bbs you generally
>don't quote anything because the previous article will show right above
>yours when the next person sees it anyway, and the topic may drag on
>forever with people rarely checking in and posting.  With email
>discussions you normally quote enough of the conversation to make
>sense out of context and you don't expect answers to come weeks or
>months after the question.
>If you are lucky, a bbs will organize itself into a FAQ with the
>correct answer ending the discussion.  This tends not to work for
>topics where the correct answer changes frequently or everyone has
>different opinions.
>  Les Mikesell
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