Archive for October, 2005


Monday, October 31st, 2005

Happy Halloween! To celebrate, I recommend reading the Scariest Stories Illinois students submitted for the Scariest Stories Project I’ve got going on in the Collaboratory. They are nothing if not entertaining.

Rebecca Caudill 2006

Monday, October 31st, 2005

If you don’t already know, the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award is “an annual award given to the author of the book voted most outstanding by students in grades four through eight in participating Illinois schools.” At the Collaboratory, we are encouraging students to join the Rebecca Caudill 2006 Internet Book Club and participate and share reviews, discuss the books, learn what they like to read, and vote on therio favorite nominee. All fourth through eigth grade teachers (and students!) are encouraged to participate.

I moved!

Sunday, October 16th, 2005


Full of broken thoughts I cannot repair …

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

Yeah, I know … some of the links on my site aren’t working. I’m crazy busy right now, but hope to get things up and running again soon.

Boo! Scared ya, didn’t I?

Monday, October 3rd, 2005

On October 3, the Collaboratory is launching The Collaboratory’s Scariest Stories. OOOOOOOOoooooooHHHHHHhhhhh!

The Collab in the Trib

Sunday, October 2nd, 2005

The Collaboratory was mentioned in this Sunday’s Chicago Tribune in the Technology section in an aticle titled “Software tools give gifted students an edge” by Alex L. Goldfayn. The artcle features Quest Academy in Palatine. Quest’s Director of Academic Technology, Ann Hamel, states

The Collaboratory project ( offers a free service put together by Northwestern University for teachers to share lesson plans and exchange teaching ideas with each other. “You can post your project and lesson, and it can be shared with other teachers. Any teacher can pick it up. So instantly I can get a fresh way to present something. It’s amazing.