Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mrs. Yollis' Class Presents at the 21st Century Learners Symposium!

Last April, Mrs. Yollis' Classroom Blog won two Digital Voice awards from the Los Angeles County Office of Education including Best Overall Elementary.

On Friday, October 23, Mrs. Yollis and some of her students will be presenters at the 21st Century Learners Symposium!

With AlphaSmarts in hand, a laptop computer, and a digital camera, the class will descend upon the campus of CSU, Los Angeles to share their blogging skills and demonstrate how a story gets published on the blog.

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What does it mean to be a 21st Century Learner?

What was learning like in the 20th Century?

 What will learning look like in the future?

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To answer these questions, 
we interviewed parents and educators. The oral histories are recorded in the VoiceThread below.

We invite you to add your thoughts to this oral history project!
To record:
  1. Click on the word comment at the bottom of the slide.
  2. Enter your email address and create a VoiceThread password.
  3. Record your comment.
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Thank you for listening and hopefully sharing!


  1. Mrs. Yollis & third graders,
    These reflections about learning in the 20th century--the "olden days"-- certainly contrast with the amazing projects you do in your classroom. What is so exciting is that the blog allows me visit your classroom from any location and see your writing, photographs, songs, and ideas. Thank you for sharing!! ;)
    --Julie Drake
    Instructional Technology Outreach, Los Angeles County Office of Education

  2. Dear Mrs Yollis,

    I noticed you have a picture of the Giant Map of Asia at the top of this post. I went on the big map of Asia, too. I went on it with Mrs. Ranney's class. We got our own partners and Mrs. Ranney told us places to find. It was kind of hard. It was pretty big, too. Who's class did you go with?

    Your student,


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