Re: funny video on integrity in science teaching RE: [xmca] Funny, it hurts.

From: Mike Cole (
Date: Tue Sep 05 2006 - 15:32:35 PDT

Tony et al--

I wonder if anyone has a good way to solve the following problem, e.g. a way
is easy to learn and easy to use and can be password protected (we have yet
to come
up with anything that satisfies these criteria).

We have kids in afterschool sites who are taking pics, making digital
stories, and videos. We would
like the kids to have a virtual space to display and discuss these locally
produced creations and engage
in joint activity.

The solution is?????. (note, we MUST keep this a closed system for IRB


PS-- I am wondering if we ought not to have a place where cartoons, video,
whatever, can be posted on xmca of the sort
now circulating.

On 9/5/06, Tony Whitson <> wrote:
> That is interesting.
> For my class I'm using With a blog there, you get a free
> wiki
> on wikispaces. also has blog software specially for college
> students and for k-12. It is provided exclusively for educational use, so
> I
> expect somebody could get kicked out for inappropriate material; although
> it's also likely that it would not be caught.
> My curriculum blog and curriculum wiki are public. My social studies wiki
> will be private, limited to students in faculty in the block of courses
> they
> are taking this semester. My social studies blog is public, so they know
> anything they put there is being published to the world; but I'm not doing
> the kind of "trackbacking" etc. that would draw a wider readership to this
> blog, which is mainly for my undergrads. I'm hoping many of them will
> start
> blogs of their own & post their pages there with trackbacks to the class
> blog.
> One of my purposes is to get them involved with professional communities
> of
> practice, so that even work they do for my class is not seen as something
> they are doing for me or to satisfy my requirements, but is seen rather as
> contributions they are making to the profession they are entering.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On
> Behalf Of bb
> Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 2:05 PM
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> Subject: Re: funny video on integrity in science teaching RE: [xmca]
> Funny,it hurts.
> -------------- Original message ----------------------
> From: "Tony Whitson" <>
> > thanks, bb
> >
> > If you
> > know of any blogs or wikis that would be of interest to my students, I
> would
> > love to hear from you -- especially if you know of blogs or wikis
> created
> by
> > k-8 classes that include social studies.
> >
> Interesting - Blogs have been part of the content for an "emerging
> technologies" course that I sometimes teach. In our program, I fly around
> the country and my classroom is usually a computer lab in a school
> somewhere. Here's what I've found -- almost all of school district
> filters
> ,in sites where I teach, prevent access to most blogs (and quite a few
> wikis).
> Here's what the secure computing says about why Bess blocks blogs:
> "Personal Pages (pp)
> This category includes personal home pages that share a common domain such
> as those hosted by ISPs, University/Education servers, Free Web Page
> hosts,
> etc. Blogging sites are also included. Personal home pages present a risk
> to
> viewers because content ranges from harmless to offensive, yet these pages
> are not highly trafficked, making them difficult to categorize and provide
> coverage for each personal page."
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