Trussville, Alabama, USA
April Chamberlain has worked in education for 11 years as a 6th grade, 5th grade, 4th grade, computer lab teacher and now as Trussville City School’s District Technology Integration Specialist. Along with her day job, she spent the last two years as a Fellow in the Alabama Best Practice Center where she and ten other Fellows assisted in leading 40 schools in Alabama into the 21st Century. She has been selected as Second Mile teacher in all three of the schools in which she has taught.
Have you ever been sent to a list of websites to find information, evaluate a tool, etc. but lose your path once you get there? Trailfire is the tool for you and those you work with. Trailfire is a free tool in which the “guide” leaves “marks” on specific websites that when combined create a trail relating to a specific topic. Trails can be public or private. Viewers can leave comments and also collaborate on the trail if created as a wiki trail. Not only can teachers use this tool to direct learning with students but also when working with other teachers to share knowledge. Students are also able to create trails to share their knowledge in place of the traditional report, poster, etc. Come join the trail with other educators!
http://k12online.wm.edu/Trailfire.mp3 (2:20min Run Time; mp3; 2.2MB)