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Featured Teacher:
Rick Robb

9th Grade English Teacher
and Technology Consultant,
Howard County, Maryland

Since Fall 2000, Rick has developed ways to make wireless computing part of his students' everyday activities.

Collaboration:
"Students wrote separate Letters to the Editor on their devices, then combined the best portions to create one class letter. The final version was so well-written, people thought I had done it."

Peer Editing: "Students divided into groups of three to write narrative stories from the point of view of a violin. Each student beamed his section of the story to his classmates for peer editing. They were able to quickly revise the three sections into a final draft, all in one classroom session."

Student Organization: "Students streamline a lot. One student takes notes, then beams them to others so their attention can be focused wholly on the discussion. It frees students to think about the lesson at hand."

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