What happened today?


Reading Response Blog
April 26, 2010, 2:05 am
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I am finding that using a blog to conduct our class discussions is brilliant. My students beg to blog with each other about things and they are blogging from home…by choice! I am seeing improvements in editing because now they have an audience that is authentic and they reply to what is written. My students feel empowered as writers…they actually see themselves as writers now.My students are third graders and they can blog with the greatest of ease! Please consider using blogs if you do not already use them. you will find your kids more engaged as writers and communicators!

This is our blog page. Please feel free to respond to my students’ writing. http://responsetoreading.wordpress.com/



PLN
April 25, 2010, 2:53 am
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Today I learned the importance of creating a PLN-Professional Learning Network. I attended a virtual conference sponsored by Discovery Education and it was just what the doctor ordered! I often feel very isolated because I do not have a lot of collaboration in the school I teach in…they see me as a tech geek and I cannot convince them that using technology makes my job easier and more enjoyable, but the most important thing is that it engages your students!! So many resources were shown today. I have decided that Twitter is the greatest resource for ideas for teachers!  This site has everything you need to start using Twitter as a learning tool. Please visit: http://sites.google.com/site/edtechlearning/resources-1