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Connected Educator Jill, a seventh grade student shares, “It is project. Topics shared include searching great to be learning things from other strategies, digital citizenship, social students. It is fun to see how we are the networks, and the use of graphic same and different. It is also nice to see organizing tools. Educational tech- what other classrooms look like.” nology consultants Kim Powell, Dan Spencer, and Brad Wilson from the Seventh-grader Cory said, “It is JCISD will continue to encourage and great to ask questions and learn from promote the 21 Things for Students other students in another state.” project throughout their monthly challenges so that students will learn This project is the first of many challenges to incorporate these valuable skills the Jackson County Intermediate School and strategies into their classrooms. District’s Ed Tech team will be presenting to schools this year. Each challenge will extended to elementary teachers. provide the opportunity for teachers and The elementary project includes students to build on their curriculum and collaboration and connections via Kim Powell is an educational technology consul- technology skills. The projects will also Skype with teachers from Michigan, tant with the Jackson County Intermediate provide opportunities to interact and Iowa, Ohio, Minnesota, Illinois, School District. She has been featured in the collaborate with other classrooms through- New Jersey, Oklahoma, Maryland, REMC Connected Educator Series, Teachercast out the United States. Texas, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania. Podcast Series, and the Flat Classroom Project. To find out more information or to contact Kim, The middle school Mystery Skype This project encourages many skills that are please visit http://kimberlypowell.org project was such a success that it was presented in the 21 Things for Students.net www.gomasa.org 9


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