Connected from the Start –Chapters 4-6
I was glad that the author broached the subject of internet safety and a copy of a permission slip for students to use the internet. But, I was sad when I went to the link and the page was no longer there! It is extremely frustrating when I expect to see a page and it no longer exists. I think that I will just tweet her about that!
Kathy has a way of checking out kids blogs before they are published, I want to figure out how to do that too having a Central teachers hub and having students blog from it.
I was also worried about the extra time and effort it would take to blog, but the explanation that Kathy gave about just spending your time differently put my mind at ease a bit although there is definitely some transition time between the two at first.
The idea of a digital portfolio is exciting. It would be so great to have a running record digitally of their improvement documented so accessible and easy. I love the idea that Kathy puts what the child means to say in brackets when they are unable yet to write so that it is understood. Just because they cannot write it yet does not mean they have nothing to say.
Kathy does some super cool things with her interactive whiteboard, wish I had one. The class composes twitter messages together with it. The link about twitter has also been helpful for this new twitterer.