A wonderful group of teachers, librarians and other school people are spending the afternoon learning about blogs and wikis at the Regional Service Center.
After doing a little research on their own, their comments about the experience included:
Cool Cat Teacher: using blogs, wikis to help our teachers and our students do lots of things...has helpful ino on how-to
TeenLibrarian: urban fiction for teens..short stories about teens, comments about the books and stories
Just One More Book: used author list looking for particular authors especially for middle school...not too many choices, but idea of podcasts was intriguing.
Nelson Central: looking at the different classes, very simple lessons about letters for very young children that she could use with her very young students
One of the groups present was from a district where their teachers use wikis for a variety of things: online discussion, share information between teachers about subject areas, training, communication between team leaders, etc...post changes and edits of information,post response for homework on wiki page.
LibrarySuccess Best Practices: good stuff!
We did spend the last part of the time looking at how to create a blog and seeing how "ridiculously" easy it is!
Some other blogging "class" notes to review other thoughts...
and if you have any doubts about using technology with kids, review this post and watch the video (it wouldn't work for our class today so I am making it available for the students should they check here!)