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Kathy Schrock's Kaffeeklatsch

This post originally appeared on the Discovery Educator blog network in December of 2013 in my blog "Kathy's Katch" at this URL: . Way back in 1999, I was asked to be part of a team to craft the goals for the second version of the US DOE National Technology Plan. There were about fifty people in the room, from all areas of education. We had lots of discussions, then jigsawed to share thoughts, then shared out with the whole room, then had additional discussions with our new group, and then moved to more jigsaws to share, and then, again, sharing out publicly. However, as this was all going on, there was a gentleman who was sketching the whole-group sharing discussions on big pieces of chart paper that lined the room. I was fascinated watching him take our verbal ideas and turn them into visually-beautiful works of art that represented exactly what we were saying!

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Kathy Schrock introduces her blog as “an informational gathering place to drink coffee and to chat.” by katherineking2 Mar 19

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