Archive for May, 2007


Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Big ups to Lucy Gray for posting the Day in Our Neighborhood 2007 Project in her ning, Global Education.

We’ve Been “Discovered”

Monday, May 7th, 2007
Joe Brennan blogged about the Collaboratory, the Symposium and our upcoming project (more about that later) in the Discovery Educator Network.  For the record, we are not just for K-8.  We are for K-12 … and beyond!

Winning Isn’t Everything. Check the Periphery.

Sunday, May 6th, 2007

Denise Caruso wrote a nice article in today’s New York Times about my old stomping grounds, the Interactive Telecommunications Project at New York University, and it’s wonderful founder, Red Burns.

This past weekend was ITP’s Spring Show, which as I recall, was a whole lotta fun, after a whole lotta lost sleep.

Ah, memories.

10th Annual Symposium

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Today was the Collaboratory’s 10th Annual Symposium. I know, crazy, but true … we’ve been around for 11 years (well, I’ve been around here for 5)! For those of you who don’t know (shame on you!), the Symposium is a chance for all of our innovative Collaboratory teachers to come together and show off all the amazing work they and their students have done in the Collaboratory in the past academic school year. It always get me really excited about the work we do. The Project of The Year was The Illinois K-3 Monarch Award Internet Book Club by Pam Olivito (PowerPoint) from East Peoria School District 86. Be sure to check it out, along with all of the other great projects (click on the presentation title to see the Power Point).

We’ll have the videos of the presentations posted in a few months, along with my “Cooking with the Collaboratory” Presentation, where you’ll see me as “Roxana Ray” (my boss’ idea), whipping up a Collaboratory literacy project in under one hour.

Yay Collab!