Fri, 7 December 2012
For the last episode of 2012, we bring you an episode full of holiday cheer. There’s a lot of great stuff in this week’s episode to tide you over through the cold, dark month of December.
Dave speaks to Leanna Johnson, a teacher in Missouri who is spearheading her school’s move to a paperless classroom. E-textbooks, assignments submitted online, using tablet and laptop computers, it can be tremendously effective for both students and teachers. She talks about the implementation of the project, how well it’s working, and whether it’s something that larger schools can use as well. Plus, she discusses her class’s participation in the Global Virtual Classroom project.
On top of the interview, your hosts discuss all of the December holidays that you may be celebrating this year, as well as our favourite Christmas traditions and carols. We even provide you with a bit of a carol ourselves (Alpha Lam, producer extraordinaire, heard the mirth and merriment from the studio and decided to join in on our singing). We’d love to hear about your holiday traditions and songs as well.
Hopefully this will be enough to fill your brain until we come back on January 11th. From all of us at Down the Hall and PDCE, we wish you the happiest of holidays, no matter which one you celebrate (even Festivus).
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Down the Hall - Episode 49 (40:22)
00:19 | Introduction
12:40 | Interview – The Paperless Classroom
37:17 | What’s Happening in PDCE?
Our theme music | “Chased by a Cow” by Heifervescent, through a Creative Commons license.
“Silhouette of Tibet” – by Snowflake and ccMixter
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