I am looking to highlight amazing teachers around the world that are doing just this; creating opportunitiesfor their students to collaborate with others in their literacy instruction.
The students have been hard at work figuring out how to be better speakers and they are now ready to show the world.
My students started blogging yesterday, all trying to use it as a platform to start conversations with others. I was blown away by many of their posts and thought I would share at least one.
Several students this year are having incredible reading experiences, kids who have never liked reading, are begging for the next book, begging for time to listen.
Every year I have to remind my students how to act while Skyping, to mind their Skype manners as we proceed.
As part of ourepic non-fiction picture book project,we are looking for students to share these books with.
Throughout this project we have been able to successfully marry tech tools with writing, as well as use Skype, Padlet, Twitter and other interactive tools.
My fantastic 7th graders are working on short choral poetry performances and would love a real-live audience.
In the spirit of learning from others, I thought it would be great to give away a physical copy of my bookPassionate Learners – How to Engage and Empower Your Students.
The International Literacy Association (formerly IRA) has been a huge supporter of the Global Read Aloud for a few years.
The power of Skype never ceases to amaze me and I have loved doing Mystery Skypes for many years now.
If we are chained to a curriculum map based on other people’s students, then we are not teaching the students in front of us.
The final quarter of last year, our classroom was a limited B.Y.O.D. zone, meaning yes, bring your own device but check it at the door unless we had a purpose for it.