I am in the process of working with several colleagues, many of whom I have never met face-to-face, from across the country to develop an application for the MacArthur Foundation. Our 300 word short description can be found at http://dmlcompetition.net/pligg/story.php?title=855 and we would appreciate any feedback you give us via a comment (you do need to register at the site to leave a comment).
One of my colleagues posted a brief blog on the project and has included a little more detail at <a href="http://tzstchr.edublogs.org/2010/02/19/dmlgrant.
When you create something within the context of a larger piece of work, you learn from yourself and your work as well as from the impact your work has on others. Even something as traditionally mundane as “notetaking” can become a collective, social learning experience by leveraging smart pen technology to share notes across notetakers. Big ideas like this can be operationalized and kid- and teacher-tested if we are fortunate enough to receive funding.
Please visit http://dmlcompetition.net/pligg/story.php?title=855, register for an account and wait for your confirmation email so you can then contribute to our project by leaving a comment for us.
Also, please visit http://tzstchr.edublogs.org/2010/02/19/dmlgrant to learn about another participant’s perspective on this project.