THE Journal's 2007 Innovators

2007 InnovatorsA MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER IN WESTERN NEW YORK replaces the principal’s daily morningmessage with a live student newscast. An educator in Modesto, CA, and one in Kyoto, Japan,connect their students via a virtual space and bring a new dimension to their foreign exchangeprogram. A high school teacher creates an alter ego to bring his students in touch with environmentalconcerns on the Galapagos Islands. An Alabama principal opens a new frontier for herfaculty with a program that teaches them how to use Web 2.0 tools in the classroom. Througha variety of efforts large and small, across schools, districts, and even oceans, educators are makingteaching and learning come alive through the pioneering use of technology. Together, theyare T.H.E. Journal’s class of 2007 Innovators.

This article originally appeared in the 12/01/2007 issue of THE Journal.