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Can Bloggers Rescue America's Dropout Factories?

CSTA member Milt Haynes is looking for teachers and students in the Chicagoland area who are interested in using web 2.0 social networking technology (e.g. blogs, wikis, podcasts) as a teaching tool to get high-risk students more engaged.

A recent Chicago Tribune article by: Tara Malone called Bleak future seen for dropoutshighlights the growing number of inner-city students who are not completing high school and the social costs of failing to prepare students to be successful and engaged in today's society.

Milt also sees schools in the United Kingdom who are successfully engaging potential drop-out students with blogging technology and Milt believes that it is entirely possible to have the same kind of successes in our schools. Nodehill Middle School, for example, may be the most bloggy school in the UK. (http://joedale.typepad.com/integrating_ict_into_the_/2007/10/the-nodehill-bl.html)

Milt is looking for some Chicagoland teachers and students interesting in making their own mark in the bloggosphere.

You can contact Milt at:
Milt Haynes

Chris Stephenson
CSTA Executive Director


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