…pen pals promote careful and critical thinking required in discourse; pen pals prepare students for engaging not just a new friend, but also new ideas.
Collaboration doesn’t just happen. We work at it. One way we do this is by partner work on the computer. After posting writing on the wiki, students partner up. The … Continue Reading Collaboration Partners and Peer Review
…help my students grow their PLN while traveling down their writing road…
…constantly collaborating: listening to each other and considering the inclusion, omission, and organization of ideas and images…
This question began the journey, “What does our site need?”
What’s great about Google Apps? We can collaborate on projects
blog about your ideas on someone else’s paragraph or story.
As we passed the work along, and student comments became
longer and better as they read other comments…
Hopefully, some of you can identify with and be helped and encouraged by these experiences of a regular classroom teacher in a very rural area attempting to bring 21st Century … Continue Reading Blogging in Writing Class
Online writing and sharing is a positive learning experience.
Diigo is our friend in the writing classroom.
As we wander through our transformation of education, we are not lost, we are the explorers of which all learning is! Thanks to these Tweeples!
How does Discovery Education Network help me help students understand different cultural perspectives? To help students understand and accept different cultural perspectives, Kim Trefz from Memphis, Tennessee and I (from … Continue Reading Expanding Perspectives
Marsha Clements at English Companion Ning questions current practices of teaching reading, reminding us that independent reading is so important in the development of lifelong readers. I teach the curriculum … Continue Reading Independent Reading = Connected Learning
let’s blend the rhythm of the tools with the melody of curriculum so our students will dance to the beat of learning
A debate brews today on digital learning, with many honored people sharing varied views on the convergence of technology with teaching and learning given the plethora of exciting resources available … Continue Reading Digital Learning as Digital Citizens