Wednesday, September 17, 2008
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During the summer of 2007, I traveled to Comfort, Texas to Dinah Zike's Foldable Academy. While there, I experienced, first hand, the wonderful world of Foldables. Dinah Zike's creation of three-dimensional graphic organizers are amazing. I had been using Foldables in the classroom with middle school students since 2001, but meeting Dinah Zike and her team of Foldable experts opened my eyes to new ways of using Foldables with students. My three day emersion workshop sessions allowed me to work with other teachers from across the United States and Mexico. My enthusiasm for creating and using Foldables with my students increased tenfold. And that is where the idea for this blog came about. Many thanks to Dinah for opening your academy, sharing your expertise, and making my trip wonderful. Foldables are awesome, and I hope to use this blog to share them with other educators.