New Year 9 blog

Recently I made a new blog, this time for my Year 9 class. It is a gifted & talented class, and I am having the most fun time teaching them! They are a really nice group, great to have a conversation with, and there’s a lot of mutual respect in the class.

In today’s class we booked library computers and they all went onto the blog for the first time. Unlike some of my older students who at times can be a bit reluctant and ‘too-cool-for-school’ to participate in blogging, this class really loved the site. Each of them signed up for email subscription updates, or their own username and password, or both!

It is great because there are quite a few quiet achievers in the class, and already I’ve heard more from them on the blog this afternoon than I do sometimes in a whole lesson!

  1. #1 by darcymoore on June 8, 2008 - 7:42 am

    Most of the class have posted (and have mastered inane ;O)which shows the import of this strategy.

  2. #2 by kellimcgraw on June 8, 2008 - 7:32 pm

    Having that first lesson where the whole class visits the site for the first time is so important, I think. It meant for this group that the noobs could ask questions straight away, and that those who were enthusiastic motivated others to get involved.

  3. #3 by Bidscede on May 23, 2009 - 1:30 pm

    now I’ll be tuned..

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