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Why Do You Ask?

From asking questions that require an answer To asking questions that require a conversation.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Celest Goes to Class - in person!

Brian Crosby at Learning is Messy has kept the world informed about his class, and an inspirational student named Celest. Read and Watch the story here, here, and here.

I also wrote about Mr. Crosby's earlier in the year. Celest, was not expected to be in a classroom in person this year, but she did it! Check out the announcement.

Mr. Crosby posted a photo with Celest face on the laptop, as the Skyped her in for the class picture taken in January 2007. Another photo from May is posted too, and Celest is in the picture - in person!

Cancer is such a weird disease. Just a few weeks ago Celest was in California for special treatments. Many of us following the story prayed for Celest, and sent her an eCard.

Mr. Crosby is moving to 5th grade with these students next next year. Hopefully Celest will get to be in the classroom more frequently.

It's not about the technology, it is what the technology allows you to do. In this case it was about helping a student become a part of a peer group, learning the material in an unconventional way, and most importantly developing the human network. "No man is an island" nor should one be forced to become an island. Technology helped a person who in many places would be forced to be an island, but thanks to Mr. Crosby and his class a potential island became part of the mainland. Inclusion, education, teaching, and learning at its best.

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