Thursday, July 20, 2006

Blogging with the Grade 1's to 3's

This week I have been spending some time in two Year1-4 classrooms situated in a large room with an interactive whiteboard. Having started a minibeast theme this term we thought that it would be a ideal opportunity for the classes to start up a blog which would record the progress of their frog habitat in one class and the snail aquarium in the other. With each class I took them through the blog posting process and then worked with a small group to have them learn a little more so that they could support the effort of others to blog independently.
We also learnt how to upload images so that they can record the process visually.
Here is what we have done so far.
Wedderburn Wonders
I have found that using our class page in myclasses, to provide url links for both viewing and posting has been very supportive.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Half an Hour: Adults and MySpace

I've been looking for posts and blogs as I want to get more imformed about blogging. The more I look the more there is to find. Half an Hour: Adults and MySpace
Having said that, I think we just have to jump in and have a go. I'm setting up a blog for Grade 1-3 students who are in two classrooms and who are participating in a Minibeast theme.
We want to have a blog where students can log observations that they have made about what they have learnt.