Kathy teaches a class of 6 year olds in Moose Jaw, Canada who are inviting the world into their classroom to help them learn.
In her class they call fluency “reading smoothly”. She had her students each write about their reading & then recorded each of them reading a couple of pages and posted it online. Kathy has also established blogging buddies, where pre-teachers in college read & comment on her student’s blogs. This enables the students to receive feedback as well as help the soon-to-be teachers see ways of using blogging with their classrooms.
School: WestMount School Grade: 1 Location: Moose Jaw, Canada
within the school. Sunset Ridge just started a district-wide
podcast website www.pod29.com where students and
teachers can post podcasts on the web.
School: Sunset Ridge School District #29 Grade: 4-8 Location: Northfield, Illinois
Allanah King School: Appleby School Grade: Primary School Location: New Zealand Working primarily with 9 – 10 year olds, Allanah King encourages her students to blog, podcast, skype, and create wikis. Allanah tests out each tool herself first to become acquainted with possibilities. The school blog also serves as a portal for parent communication. Video: http://edtalks.org/play.php?vid=146