In Search of the Novel:Teacher-TalkNovel
Subject: Re: Hyperstudio - CherylFrom: Cheryl A. Schober (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Apr 12 2000 - 18:13:51 EDT
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>How do you use the HyperStudio project? Do you have a computer
>classroom that you can use? I'm very interested.
I've decided to use the HyperStudio program with my choice novel unit.
During this unit students are given a choice of seven novels, they rank
their choices, and then I put them in a group with others with the same
choices (usually groups of three or four). After the students are done
reading the novel (let me know if you want more information on ALL that
they do for this unit), in order for my students to take ownership or to
make even more of a personal connection with their chosen novel, I
assigned them to produce a group Hyperstudio project where they encourage
their classmates to read the book they chose for the chose novel unit.
Their projects are like movie previews--giving enough information for the
students to become interested in reading the book without giving away too
much of the plot.
The technology people at my school are wonderful! They actually set up
drop folders for each group, so each group member would have access to the
project at anytime from any computer in the school. I also had access to
each group folder. The students usually do choose to work as a group at
one computer (we have three labs here, so I just need to sign up to use
one of them), but they can work individually on separate pages.
Again, if you want even more specifics about this (the whole unit, etc.),
I have my project paper done and can forward a copy to you. Just let me