Classes, global travel groups, and individuals are publishing on the Catlin Gabel website to share their work with the Catlin Gabel community or other specific audiences. Learning objectives vary on these blogs from building community awareness to communicating directly to specific stakeholders.
Any student, teacher, or staff member can maintain an individual blog or contribute to a group blog on the Catlin Gabel website. Some blogs are open to everyone visiting our website. Most blog posts require login.
You can always find blogs from the Quick Links menu on the Catlin Gabel website. Happy reading!
Links to specific blogs
Honors Art Seminar
Spanish V Honors
Paul Monheimer in Israel
The Catlin Coverslip
Middle and Lower School teachers use classroom pages more often than student blogs. The function is similar.
Lower School French
I have attended a couple of really valuable start of year meetings with teachers in the last two days. The first was to plan the fourth and fifth grade technology curriculum for the year with those homeroom teachers. I am teaching fourth and fifth grade technology for the first time and really looking forward to it! Our plan is to align technology activities throughout the year with classroom activities taking place with the students’ other teachers, whether in homeroom, arts, languages, or P.E. So far, we have identified the units with which a technology activity seems to fit best — in productivity application use, publishing, research, or other technology theme. We will also give some time to technology as its own subject of study, for example to improve the students’ keyboard skills or develop sequential and logical reasoning skills (a.k.a. programming) using Scratch. Classes begin in two weeks’ time!
Today’s meeting was with three upper school arts teachers who are really keen to further develop the program’s website presence. Given the role of the arts in encouraging students to present or perform their work in a public space, it’s a natural fit for the teachers to explain the design of the school’s arts program and publish loads of student work online. They will be using our site’s new photo gallery and embedded media features to make this happen. We also devoted some time to the possibility of student portfolio publication and blogging, so that students could publish their work directly to the website. When upper school faculty meetings begin, the upper school teachers will give some consideration to this question: what is the pedagogical value of students publishing (or performing) their work to a general, public audience?
Discussing teaching, learning, and technology with teachers. This is some of our IT department’s most important work.