Saturday, August 18, 2007

integration into Elementary Classroom

Well school has started and now it's time to put all this information that we've learned in this class to work! I have a lot of ideas, but I would love to know if anyone has integrated wikis, blogs, or podcasts into their elementary curriculum program and which program is the most kid friendly to start off with.

My ideas as of now are:

*creating a literacy wiki (connecting to our collaborative literacy wiki) where students write book recommendations
*wiki newsletter page, created by students every few weeks
*monthly podcasts on what's going on around school

If anyone has any other ideas, please let me know! I love to hear what works well and will be most meaningful to the kids!! I teach grade 3 so these programs can't get too complex. THanks!

1 comment:

Jeff Utecht said...

All great projects...let me know how I can help.

Here is a great podcast site created by 3rd graders.

They did a weekly podcast that was embedded into everything they did in the classroom. You'll have to listen to a couple of them to get a real feel for how this became just part of what they did on a weekly think of a monthly basis...think about what conversations to you want to capture in your classroom? What would your parents want to hear stuff!

BTW..there are 5 great sessions on podcasting and 3 on wikis at the upcoming Learning 2.0 conference here in Shanghai...I encourage you to attend!