In an airy conference space at the Milwaukee County Zoo last week, five teachers stood huddled around a laptop, trying to figure out how to correct a misspelled word on a web site, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "With this type of learning, you can’t teach it without first doing it yourself, messing up, getting stuck, coming back to it, and trying it again before you get it right," said Guy Dayen, a French teacher at the Milwaukee School of Languages who spent last week learning how to build a collaborative web site called a wiki at the second annual Milwaukee Digital Media Conference. Former Cedarburg teacher Tammy Stephens pulled the seminar together for the first time last year and taught 60 teachers the ins and outs of podcasting. This year, conference enrollment doubled to 120 teachers from southeastern Wisconsin, all of whom were eager to sort out the fuss about wikis and other open-source programs poised for integration into more classrooms this year…

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