"I'm sure that parts of the pamphlet will be similar and that other parts will be a bit different. I'm sure it will also depend on different parts of the country. For instance, if two peers are from different parts of Mexico there may be…"
"I like the idea of your lesson! I love that your students are researching the topic or culture first with a partner! I also like how you allowed the students to create a poster or project of their choice. I think that having the activity hands on…"
I also chose to use ePals for my global awareness activity. I chose ePals because I loved how interactive it was, but also a safe way for students to use the Internet and technology to communicate with other students across the world. I…"
"I love your activity! It is very different from others that I have read! I think it is a great idea to have students have different topics to research. I also like how you incorporated students creating their own website or video. That incorporates…"
"Colleen and Nicole,
My lesson was also very similar! I had the students communicate with others from Mexico through the e-Pals website. Students then took the information they learned about Mexico and the culture and created a pamphlet to describe…"
I also chose to use the e-Pals website. I agree that this is a great website because it provides that safe environment for the students to communicate with their pen pal through email. The teachers can provide the safety of checking the…"
I agree, the one-to-one program sounds like a great idea and an idea that would really support our students! It is disappointing that technology is limited for your small group 1-5 classroom. My district as well is very short on funds,…"
"I agree, the one-to-one program would be extremely beneficial for the students. My district cannot afford it at this time. The iPad is also my technology of choice. A lot of students in my building are low income, so I can't imagine that BYOT…"
I agree with your statement of it depends on the school district and their own environment and financial status. I am sorry to here that your school district had the 1:1 program and had to lose it. However, it is the lesser of two evils if…"
I couldn't have put it better myself! The program would be great for student growth! Imagine how much the students would be able to practice using different Web 2.0 tools. This would be difficult for any district to help happen,…"
I think a lot of public schools are all at about the same place with money and financial issues, so I do not think any of us will belucky enough to be part of the one-to-one program for a while. Imagine how beneficial it would be to our…"
I agree with a lot of your statements! I enjoyed the statement you made about how teachers would react differently about BYOT. I thought more of the idea of teachers either being comfortable or uncomfortable with technology being the siding…"
"A one-to-one project at my school would be incredible! It would provide so many opportunities for my students. However, I do not see how it would be possible, and I could imagine it would be difficult for any public school to get started. My school…"
"The idea of a "get-along classroom" is so important to have in the classroom!
At the beginning of the year, I always read the story "Chrysanthemum" with my classroom. I use this to start off by talking about how we should treat…"
"This is my third year having a smartboard in my classroom, and I use it all day long! I teach first grade, so the smartboard provides a lot of modeling for my students. To start off the day, I use the smartboard and document camera to show the…"