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February 16, 2000

White Barn Press
Written By: Hazel Jobe

White Barn Press is a showcase of student writing, project-based learning, and classroom homepages published in cooperation with contributing classroom teachers.

The softly colored background makes the pages easy to view for a long period while reading the content. The graphics are a little slow to load.

This site has a navigation bar on each page. The sections and links are well defined and easily located.

This site encourages students to write by publishing their work for a wide audience. Writing challenges are posted, and the results are published on the site along with the teachers' process notes. Classes can connect with writing partners from around the world in the Student Writing Exchange. The Journeys section chronicles two classrooms' shared learning journey with writing and pictures. Students will enjoy solving the problems in Word Problems on the Web, a PowerPoint project by a group of sixth graders. These students even invite other classes to send in problems for them to put into PowerPoint for publishing. Teachers can have their own Web pages published by simply e-mailing the Webmaster with the information to publish.