A friend said yesterday, “In 2009, things will be fine.” Hope seems to be springing up even in our snowy landscape. For myself and my class, things will be fine, … Continue Reading Fine in 2009
We’ve started our wiki (whatelse). Kids ask to add and write to add. The problem: fifty minute periods and hunt/peck styles block success. With a self-contained classroom (one teacher teachers … Continue Reading Tumbling Blocks, rearranged
Fire It Up!
Fifth grade and sixth grade still focus on elaboration in writing. However, we will dabble in applying our elaboration skills on election issues. I hope to introduce them to working … Continue Reading What’s Next?
Want to know how to start Web 2.0 in you classroom? I am so glad that I started to learn how to wiki. I first started with my grandkids on … Continue Reading Wiki Wonders for Hesitant Starters
Students worked well on their Letters to the President. Students researched issues important to them to find supporting evidence. Not all students researched in depth; some only summarized. However, the … Continue Reading Better Letters
I worked two of my three day weekend designing a wiki-quest for students to research election issues. I arrived at school to a new firewall filter and NONE of our … Continue Reading Filtration Frustration
Our Tech Beginnings I also blogged this at: http://whatelse.edublogs.org/our-tech-beginnings/ which is the first steps of my class blog at edublogs. I use this as a conversation point to responsible use … Continue Reading Our Tech Beginnings
After reading the resources and research from my PB Camp, I created a page for families about: -what is a wiki -why wiki -benefits -pedagogy http://whatelse.pbwiki.com/Learning-With-Wikis It needs more work, … Continue Reading Why wiki parent page
Computers are so much a part of kids’ lives, that they also are an extension of a kid’s personality. Check out this keyboard.
Late Past 8. Figure this out. To document doubt And courage… Gnite
Although I took this picture a while ago, it’s late night aura looks soothing as I once again reviewed my lesson and site to make it better for ease of … Continue Reading The Deer and Me
Students today enjoy the connectedness of social networking; it is part of their very being. My goal is to bring my instruction into that cloud to teach the content required … Continue Reading The Cloud