Last week Mrs. Adair, Mrs. Higgins and Mrs. Hembree hosted our first ever Bulldog Family Tech Night!
To keep a completely technology format AND to save paper, all invitations and reservation confirmations were delivered via email. Then on our Tech Night families came to the library to learn about educational blogging.
After we talked about how blogging helps students academically, we watched Mr. Avery’s Fraction video that he made last year. This is an excellent example of how technology can enhance learning. Mr. Avery is a 6th grade teacher in Plympton, MA. You can view his fraction video here.
Then it was time to learn about the blogs we have here at school. We have 7 active classroom blogs and more on the way. We reviewed the rules for making comments on a blog.
Posts and comments are like peanut butter and jelly. Both are okay by themselves, but much better served together!
Commenting on the blog is easy and fun! It’s just like writing a friendly letter. The key is to compliment and use your best digital etiquette. Our audience is world-wide!
The Bulldog Readers are urged to spend time with their families at home writing comments. It’s a great way to learn new skills and spend quality time together.
How do you keep up with the blogs? An easy way to keep up with any of the blogs is to subscribe via email or RSS feed. Then every time there is a new post, an email is generated and goes directly to your email. It keeps you updated, without having to waste time looking to see if there is a new post. Look on the sidebar for Subscribe by email to enroll.
If you weren’t able to attend this Family Tech Night, don’t worry! We will host another one in the winter months.
In the meantime, if you would like more information about blogging, Kathleen Morris and Kelly Jorndan, two teachers in Victoria, Australia, and moderators of the 2KM and 2KJ blog have made a wonderful video about blogging with their second grade classes. I highly recommend you take time to watch this at home.
In addition, Mrs. Yollis’s third grade class in the Los Angeles area has also made a great video explaining how to make a comment. You can view that video here.