Live From Mars was active July 1996-December 1997.

Live from Mars Mentors

Below you will find a list of teachers who are participating in Live from Mars and have experience applying this type of project for use in their classrooms. They have offered to help others make use of Live From Mars. Please do not hesitate to write them with questions. Their experience may help your Live From Mars adventure to be more successful.

If you are comfortable with using Live From Mars in your classroom and would like to help other teachers do likewise, we would be delighted to include you on this list. Please send a note to Eileen at with your specifics.

List of Mentors


Area of Expertise

Renee Crawley

K - 2nd (multi-age class)

computer/technology trainer/team teacher

Michael Crawley

First Grade (multi-age class)

computer/technology trainer/team teacher

Marilyn Kennedy

Fourth Grade
Elementary Teacher

Elementary teacher whose background had been language 
arts but became hooked on science through online collaborative 
projects. CU-SeeMe, integration across the curriculum, one 
classroom computer, student presentations

Rhonda Toon

 Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade
Looping Teacher

looping class management with one computer, extension activities

Roger Stryker

Fifth Grade 
Elementary Teacher

Mac-centric, technology/multimedia, curriculum integration of electronic field trips, computer based technology in the classroom

Ginny Dexter

Fifth and Sixth Grade

Publishing Student and Classroom Online, Examples. 
CU-SeeMe, one computer classroom, 
Integrating Live From...projects into the curriculum, experiencing science, 
every child a learner. 
Looping 2 year curriculum. 
Wrote grant and received one computer on-line for each cooperative group in class

Laura Bashlor

Sixth Grade
Science and Technology

Science and technology web
authoring, Internet in the classroom, graphics

Tim McCollum

Eighth Grade

One computer classroom
curriculum integration

Charlie Lindgren

Eighth Grade
Earth and Physical Science

NIH "IMaging" Software, teaching strategies, etc.,
 for any of the units

Marge Freeman

Eighth Grade
Astronomy and Physical Science

Planning across the curriculum
Adapting programs to students with special needs

Janet K. Cook

high school/homeschool

Areas of Expertise 6th math and social studies and high school science 
homeschools her children using PTK, one and no computers online at school, 
high school kids in same class for only six weeks at a time

Ruth Wahl

9th earth science

Integrating internet field trips 
into the high school classroom