From: Marcella Dawson <>
Subject: Re: LIVE FROM MARS and Re: CUSeeMe
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 1996 19:08:36 -0600 (CST)

Putting student work on-line is great-----parents don't call so often and 
are able to see progress from a whole class. Our newsletter  and Mars 
projects are on the Internet at

The e-mail part is doing quite well. We are mailing in my alloted 20 
questions right now. The students are anxious to start the toolkit web chat!

The unmoderated web chat was not the most positive experience. After the 
first 10 minutes, we were unable to log on again and for the next hour 
got DNS error messages. I was able to log on around 3:00 CST and wanted 
to download the web  chat dialogues. However, most of it appeared 
questionable and I was surprised at some of the language. The chat seemed 
to be dominated by a handful of people. 

Marc--what is the secret for not getting cut off. We were cut off after 
sending a message. Where can I find the archive for the chat.

I was also ready to watch the program on the Internet but it wasn't 
there. We can handle it.

I am thoroughly enjoying teaching this program and so are the students. 
Their weekly journals are really getting interesting. We are finishing a 
week of toolbox debating. The students wrote their own parliamentary 
rules. It has been intriguing and we are down to the last two items and I 
am afraid we are at a deadlock with emotions running exceedingly high.

Marcella from the swamps

Marcella Dawson, Science Department
St. Anne School
2120 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77098

On Thu, 21 Nov 1996, Geoff Haines-Stiles wrote:

> Seeing Marilyn's message about class newsletters and reports on student
> involvement in CUSeeMe and the first LIVE FROM MARS broadcast reminds me
> to ask y'all to be sure to post your students' contributions online -- or
> to the PTK mailbox. We're VERY interested in such specific evidence of
> student activity.
> BTW, expect some thoughts from "the Cape" gang about LFM 101, and the use
> of live e-mail during the program. 
> Onwards and Upwards to Mars!
> Geoff Haines-Stiles
> Project Director, PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE and the LIVE FROM specials
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