I'm a brand new student teacher working with my mentor teacher on a new class website for our students next year. It's more than just a regular class website though. We're trying to build a collaborative learning network for our students. I'm new to this community, but anyone who would like to be our guinea pigs is welcome to check it out and give us feedback!
A little about the actual site. It was built using Ning and we're calling it "Die Quelle" (translation: The Source) right now. This would be serving about 135 students of German at East Lansing High School, ranging from first-year to fourth-year German. Don't worry though, you shouldn't need to know any German to peruse the site! It's almost entirely in English.
I've been working on a letter to the parents
to introduce the site and hopefully alleviate any concerns they may have. It might be useful for any of you with questions concerning the site's planned role in the classroom. I also made up a feedback form
that you can fill out as you go through the site. Finally, here's the actual link to Die Quelle
! You'll need a guest login to check it out:
Also, if anyone has built their own collaborative learning networks for the classroom and wouldn't mind sharing, I'd love to see what you've done and learn from your experiences!