Hi Danielle. I was wondering if you and your students would be interested in participating in a nationwide SAT Vocab Video Contest @ MIT university. If not, perhaps you have some educator contacts you could direct me to. You can view contest details at BrainyFlix.com Please let me know. Thanks!
O.k. so keyboards trump pencil and paper. Of course as another technologist, I agree with your blog posting. Do you think that voice recognition may one day replace the keyboard? What then? It would seem that each method is a tool which helps build critical thinking in their own way.
Do you read the Electronic Journal for the Integration of Technology in Education?
Their current issue has a study, that may be of interest to you and was conducted by the University of Florida about Blogging as a way build elementary expository writing skills....
"Collaborative Blogging as a Means to Develop Elementary Expository Writing Skills"
by Wendy Drexler, Kara Dawson, & Richard E. Ferdig