One of my fellow classmates, Cindy Clark, shared this slideshow about blogging. Check it out here: Slideshow . I love some of the ideas and even though this is through the eyes of a 4th grade teacher I am inspired for my kindergarteners. I created a new class blog. You can see it here: Dills' Darlings. What do you think? Do you think I should have seperate pages for students or just have them blog on the main page, then it's sequential... I'm not sure yet! Any thoughts? My main goals for the blog is 1)communication with parents and 2) student interaction through writing and sharing which will lead to a greater degree of student ownership. I already like the 'cuteness' factor much more than my previous one here: Dills Old Blog. This new one is also much easier to navigate.
As for creating more authentic learning experiences I am busy finding more resources. I am currently investigating the Project Based Learning Site to find ideas of suitable kindergarten activities. Here are some of the projects that might fit into a kindergarten classroom:
~creating our own healthy granola bar
~How much water goes down the drain?
~Math Hunt around the school
Any ideas you've used with younger students????
I feel that this is the half-way point in my GAME plan. I feel that I am on the right track to meeting my goals. I will continue to monitor my progress.
Cennamo, K., Ross, J. & Ertmer, P. (2009). Technology integration for meaningful classroom use: A standards-based approach. (Laureate Education, Inc., Custom ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.