create. learn. share.

February 4th, 2009

My middle school students and I share many of the projects we do in class via the World Wide Web. (check out the new LF10 Video!) Opening up the classroom and sharing student work is one of my favorite parts of teaching. In this new age we live in, it’s important to model appropriate ways of sharing content online. Students become more motivated when their work is shared online. The Internet is our new classroom bulletin board.

Last week, I compiled some of the stats from our various projects over 2008 into an annual report as part of Dan Meyer‘s Annual Report challenge. I collected as much data as I could on the projects my students and I worked on in 2008. Here are some highlights: Our collective hit count for our various projects in 2008 was over 40,000. We collaborated with over 900 k-12 students from across the globe on different projects. There were over 400 blog posts written about our different projects on technorati.com. We also created tons of content: more than a hundred blogs, over 50 movies, 2 full-length hip-hop albums, published two books, and recorded many podcasts.

2 Responses to “create. learn. share.”

  1. 1 Lacy
    February 7th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Hey, its your old student– REALLY OLD– loud m & m newspaper student. I was kind of browsing through the internet and thought,” Well why not check out how Mr.Mayo’s doing?”
    I went through and I think its totally awsome how engaged your students are. I saw your ‘Exploding Walls’ project on Youtube and I’m hoping that tactic goes on to other teachers.
    Really Neat. :D
    — Lacy

  2. 2 mrmayo
    February 7th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Hi Lacy! It’s great to hear from you. Brandon’s Online Magazine (aka the m & m online magazine) is still online. You can find it in the archives, and on the past projects page. Hope all is well, and keep in touch. :) mrmayo

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