Seattle Public Schools builds social-learning site for its tech-savvy teens

  • Quote: The L3RN tool has amazing potential for students, teachers and
    schools, said Ramona Pierson, who heads the district’s department of
    education technology and oversaw the creation of L3RN.Schools can create “channels” where they can showcase their best
    student work, such as class projects and school newspapers, she said.
    Teachers at schools at opposite ends of the city could develop lessons
    together. The district could begin offering online classes, or post
    videos of teacher-training sessions or School Board meetings.

    Note: Very cool. This sounds like a school that is beginning to understand the pedagogies of connecting and publishing, though it’s unclear how widespread the use is in the curriculum.
     – post by willrich