Last weekend I attended the CUE annual conference in Palm Spring with some of my favorite teachers!
I always love going to conferences and learning many great ideas from other teachers! Several sessions addressed using technology to “break out of the classroom” and connect our students with classes and professionals around the world.
There are three ways we are doing this in my classroom:
CLASS TWITTER ACCOUNT:
We have had a class Twitter account since the beginning of the year, but usually I am the only one who uploads pictures to it. This week we started having a “tweeter of the day” to post what we are doing in class on our class Twitter account! This helps me make sure that we are keeping our account updated because sometimes I would forget about tweeting but my students will definitely remember when they are the “tweeter of the day!” Also, it creates more excitement about out Twitter account and my students are more likely now to go home and make sure their parents are checking out what we are posting!
Kidblog is an amazing platform if you are interested in having your students blog. It is easy-to-use for both the teacher and students. I have been using Kidblog for the past 3 years with my students and they have blogged about everything from field trips to reading responses!