Monday, February 12, 2007

Interview with Nanotech expert, Earl Boysen

Following is the audio file of our class interview with Earl Boysen, author of Nanotechnology for Dummies and - he is also a columnist for Nanotechnology It was a great conversation where students were allowed to ask questions and be asked questions.

You can listen to the interview over your computer speakers.

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This is an example of the connections that Westwood teachers are establishing through the use of cutting edge communication tools like blogs.

The students created a wiki to prepare for the interview and spent thirty minutes talking with Mr. Boysen who is in California over the skype computer telephone service. It was an internet telephone call with full video and audio and used the free Skype communications service.

"Technology is changing faster than the textbooks, and we work hard to bring students to the cusp of technology so that they will be prepared for the accelerating pace of college and technological change. Students have to be lifelong learners who can go out and find answers and be unafraid of new things. I am proud of how well they did in the conversation today," says Mrs. Davis.


Thursday, February 01, 2007

Chapter 2 Test

Follow the following link to take your Chapter 2 test.

Your username is your last name, and first name. Your password is: help

I will give you your student ID.