Relative Advantages of Hypermedia in the Classroom

Please enjoy a change as my blog visits a video format.

Text Version of Script:


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About "B" Bernheim
“B”, his nickname, returns to the other side of the desk after many years. Graduating from UNC-Charlotte in 1983 with a BA in Education (K-12), he entered active service with the US Army. He began teaching high school upon completion of his tour of duty. B taught Language Arts and Social Studies for one year at the middle school level. English, Composition, Public Speaking, Theater, Forensics, and Technical Theater are among the subjects he has taught in public high school settings. Most recently, he was a Strategies of Instruction teacher, Assistant Dean of Students, dorm parent, girls’ hockey coach and rock climbing instructor at The Forman School in Litchfield, CT. The Forman School is a 9-12 boarding school specifically targeting students who learn differently.

2 Responses to Relative Advantages of Hypermedia in the Classroom

  1. Jeff Ochs says:

    B, I too remember the pre-classroom computer age and the multiple pieces of equipment that are all wrapped up into the phone in your pocket today. Did you have to check out the TV/VCR from the librarian and promise not to break it when wheeling it across the campus to your classroom? Ah the good old days…

    I liked your examples of convergence and divergence, especially how you explained the swiss army knife vs the leatherman. Great example. I enjoyed the video and can see you have fun in class with that deliver of info.

    • "B" Bernheim says:

      Oh, the promises one had to make. Great reminder of overly possessive, over-the-top librarians who seemed to perceive that I was going to take a hammer to everything once out of their sight! The leash was so short on all the cools tools, it is a wonder we moved forward at all. 😉 Thanks so much for your feedback!

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