i worked in an afterschool program in st. louis public. my middle school students did the activities described below using Shadow netWorkspace --an online workspace that is Linux-based. it was designed and served from the University of Missouri-Columbia COE's School of Information Science and Learning Technologies when i used it but the program is now in the open-source site Source Forge for free download-- http://sourceforge.net/projects/shadownet/ <http://sourceforge.net/projects/shadownet/>
it's interface is not really sophisticated but it is free- it allows for common workspaces for the students to post work, co-edit and design and it is login protected.
Donna L. Russell, Ph.D.
Curriculum and Instructional Leadership
School of Education
University of Missouri-Kansas City
(email) firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>
(website) http://r.web.umkc.edu/russelldl/ <http://r.web.umkc.edu/russelldl>
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Cole" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 5:32 PM
Subject: Re: funny video on integrity in science teaching RE: [xmca] Funny,it hurts.
> 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.
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