May 02 2007

The Wiki is spotted by Wetpaint VP… Cool!

Published by at 9:30 pm under AP Economics,Education,Teaching,Technology

I received this email from a Vice President at Wetpaint last week after he spotted our Wiki. Pretty cool; makes me proud of all the hard work my AP students have put into this project in the last few months. I just hope it’s having a positive impact on achievement on tests and on also on the upcoming AP Econ exams! Congratulations to my students for this recognition!

Hi Jason,I came across your blog post about your class using wikis and
Wetpaint. I’m really excited that you and your students have found it
to be a useful tool. This certainly was our hope when we started the
company – that through technology individuals would be able to
collaborate and learn together on the subjects they are most interested
in.

As you continue to use wikis and Wetpaint, we’d certainly
appreciate and welcome any feedback and suggestions to improve the
service.

Best regards,

Kevin Flaherty
Vice President –
Marketing
Wetpaint

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About the author:  Jason Welker teaches International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Economics at Zurich International School in Switzerland. In addition to publishing various online resources for economics students and teachers, Jason developed the online version of the Economics course for the IB and is has authored two Economics textbooks: Pearson Baccalaureate’s Economics for the IB Diploma and REA’s AP Macroeconomics Crash Course. Jason is a native of the Pacific Northwest of the United States, and is a passionate adventurer, who considers himself a skier / mountain biker who teaches Economics in his free time. He and his wife keep a ski chalet in the mountains of Northern Idaho, which now that they live in the Swiss Alps gets far too little use. Read more posts by this author

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