I really enjoyed your lesson. Your essential questions fit in perfectly with this unit. I also used ePals for my global awareness lesson. I think it is a great way to make connections to other students all over the…"
You're lesson sounds great; I love how you used the "popular" up-to-date social networks, such as Facebook and Skype. That alone would really grab the student’s attention and interest. It sounds like such a great…"
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…"
"Sounds like a worthwhile assignment for your students. I also considered doing something with ePals. I think it is a great way for students to connect with others and take an interest in their culture and customs. I also like the…"
"Hi Laura! Your activity sounds just like mine! I also used ePals for a research project. Students had to complete research and then use ePals to "interview" their pen-pal from that country. Once their research was done, they created a blog…"
Great question! I agree with you that technology is important in the classroom, but I also wonder sometimes if it is a little too much. I use my Smartboard all day long, and have other technology resources at my fingertips (document…"
I have a SmartBoard in my classroom and I love it! I use it multiple time a day. During Reading lessons, I use it to display graphic organizers. I can introduce how to complete it, we can work on it together, or we can review what we did. I…"