Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The Power of Inclusion

Everyone has their own definition of inclusion. Mine is best defined by my new online teacher friend Mr. Brian Crosby. He created this movie with his fifth grade students to show how they used web 2.0 technology to be inclusive of all the members of their class.

Last year, Mr. Crosby had a student named Celeste, a student with leukemia. While she would be a student on his roster, she would not always be able to attend school because of her chemotherapy.

After learning about Mr. Crosby found a way to include Celeste as a member of his classroom. Watch this "Inclusion Movie" that Mr. Crosby made with his 5th grade class during the 2006-2007 school year to explain how they used Skype to stay connected with Celeste while she was out of school.

Read Celeste's reflection on her classblogmeister blog.

Mr. Crosby is a true pioneer in the inclusion revolution using teachnology in the classroom. Kudos to him and his class.


Fran said...

Wow! Brian Crosby is now one of my heroes. A teacher who goes above and beyond to reach out and include ALL students.

Adam Dugger said...

wow.. I wish I could be more profound, but ... wow..

That was so powerful. I love how the kids were empowered and felt GREAT doing it.

Karen Kliegman said...

Powerful...and touching.