Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Wow! Thanks Parents for Your Feedback!


Parent teacher conferences were this week, and I have to say that I was impressed with the quality of work that Semester One students have done. It was nice to hear parent feedback, and it looks as though parents are visiting the Tech Blog more, so that's a good thing.


I welcome feedback from parents, and I urge you all to check back with the blog, check www.edu20.org for your student's work. As long as you're checking the blog for updates, parents should have no question about what is happening in technology class here at Fremont.

It's About Sharing

This past semester, our sixth graders created maps of the world through place and time, and I was impressed with all of them. They ranged from science tours to history tours, math and language arts- each kid chose their favorite subject and taught us something about the world.

These maps helped other students learn about, in this case, coral reefs. Over the year, we'll create a database of these map tours, to help other students at Fremont learn from each other about any subject. Perhaps, when a student is learning about American history, then can use the Map Tours to supplement their learning. Students teaching students- what a concept!

Hope you're enjoying the technology program so far, and that any question you have are answered quickly.

Mr. R

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Semester Two Begins!

If you're reading this, then you've done your homework. You found my secret Fremont blog post. I just wanted to welcome you to my tech class. So far this year, we've made films, created online digital stories, mathcasts or math movies, Google Maps Interactive Tours, and podcasts. We'll also be working more with the interactive whiteboard this semester, as I'll be using a new online interactive tool called www.scriblink.com to create interactive graphic organizers.

I don't know what class that you're in, but if you're here, you probably want the secret word, so that you can hand that in on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. The secret word is:

Bullying

As in, we don't tolerate any of that in technology class. So when you come in next week, I'll show you how to hand in your homework, your secret word, and you'll get some points for that. Good work!