I have begun the Student Blogging Challenge! After finishing the Teacher Blogging Challenge, I wanted to take the next step and involve my students in the challenge.
I am a technology teacher for a private school in Joliet, Illinois, USA. I've been teaching Technology since 1999 but have been a first grade classroom teacher 7 years prior to my present position. I teach Preschool - 8th grade students who are involved in many global activities. Read my blog for more about global projects.
I have decided to have the 3rd graders embark on the blogging quest with me, simply because they are not involved in a global project and they are very eager to try new things!
My goals for this blog, primarily, are to communicate effectively with other classrooms around the world and to give my students an opportunity to show proper communication skills with blogging.
Not being a classroom teacher presents a challenge. When reviewing blogs, I didn't see many technology teachers who have one particular blog for their classroom or computer lab. I don't know if I want to have a blog for each grade. I do many other projects where I feel I wouldn't give sufficient time to the individual class blogs.
What am I blogging for?
I'm blogging for my students! I would like to give all of my students an opportunity to blog - to communicate with other students and classrooms from around the world! But, I would like the students to have a special section or time of year when it's their turn to blog.
My thoughts - my goals - my hopes - for my students!