Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Tool #7 Online Digital Projects
I am not a classroom teacher this year but I would encourage the teachers that I work with to engage in facilitating such projects. Many teachers have had their class write pen pal letters to other students across the country or world to help them better understand the writing process (including having authentic audiences) and culture. This can easily be done as an online project through a variety of sharing sites such as goodle docs. Last year, some of my students worked on an E-pals project where they read a book and then shared emails back and forth about their reactions to the books. This could be implemented at any point in the year, once you have gone over computer usage rules and Internet safety.