May 28 2007

Look, I’m not alone!

Published by at 4:32 pm under AP Economics,Education,Teaching

Since I began blogging a few months ago, I’ve discovered that the blogosphere is full of teacher like me who are using this medium to communicate and connect with their students, each other, and the world beyond their classrooms! Several of the teachers who created the sites below I have been in touch with and notified that I’d be adding their link to my page.

I would love to create a forum through which high school Econ teachers could collaborate, communicate and share teaching ideas and resources with one another (besides the AP Econ listserve, which tends to be dominated by a small minority of very vocal and strong opinioned teachers who prefer to use it as a forum for voicing their own narrow views about the American economy). I’m thinking an AP Econ teacher Wiki. I’ve had a great experience with my class wiki, and can’t wait to have my students working on that from day one next fall. In the last couple of weeks I’ve found that I’m not alone, that there are many many Econ teachers in the world venturing into the blogosphere to broaden their students’ learning. If you’re one of these teachers, let’s try to figure out how we can harness the web in new ways to strengthen what we’re doing in our classes! Here’s I’ve found so far:

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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