Several of my 4th graders have continued to blog even though school got out a month ago. This may not seem like anything new – we’ve heard teachers mention this before – however I think it is worth noting that most of the blogging that has happened has been from where ever they can get a connection since very few of my students have computers at home. One student blogged while visiting her Dad and then later when she was at her grandfather’s public library in Texas. Their posts have been mostly just keeping track of classmates stuff – but I’m thrilled because these students were not connected when we started and now they know some ways to communicate besides their home phone.
UPDATE 7/7/07: Per request I am adding links here to 2 of the recent posts and comments left by classmates – I think there have been about 10 total since school got out. One thing that is interesting is that in these examples the students involved either moved before the end of the year or are in a newly formed attendance area that is outside our school’s boundary and so the students won’t be coming back (probably). Links here and here.
Learning is messy!
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