Thanks! Blogging has become a wonderful shared writing opportunity for my students. We begin the year writing our weekly blog together (me typing) & then transition into students pairing up to co-author the blog on their own. It's a wonderful way to sum up the week's learning experiences & it has dually become a great way for me to see what the kids learned (and what I perhaps need to revisit). Best of luck getting it set up at your school!
Thanks for the tip...I have been looking into that myself. It seems a great choice b/c it does not use the schools bandwidth, it uses a locally stored server. I especially appreciate knowing it works for other schools/districts. Hope all is well with you!
I have a couple of friends who went to BG. I actually graduated from Resurrection in Chicago...(Edision Park area). I was on 2.0 before as Mini, and I think I was connected to you, but for some reason I can't seem to access that account anymore. I'm trying to get back into school mode here, so I just started a new account. Thanks for reconnecting!
My district is almost all Mac based, and we are one of the largest in the nation, so I had to conform - but now I don't know if I want to go back! I love using iWeb for my class webpage, unfortunately, my work computer crashed and now I can't access it until the tech person fixes it. The site you listed looks great!
I saw your commented on my blog post many moons ago about the Free tech assessment promotion I was trying to do for NECC. Well, they let us do it and we got such an overwhelming response and we saw how much schools really need a test that we decided to give away the entire product, for unlimited amount of students. If you're still in need of a tech assessment (its free...) or know schools who are, the site for the assessment is: www.simpleassessment.com
Hey there David,
Yes, love 4 technology runs deep. Yes, It is a small world. I went to Forest View, when it was FVHS :( I played college volleyball with someone from your HS, Sue Dodge. Do you know her?
I'm working on setting something up where districts who are not attending NECC can still participate in this promotion if they find out about it through Classroom 2.0 or Twitter since I've been talking about it a lot on these networks. Look for a new discussion link with more details. The assessment comes in both Mac and PC so you could use either. Delete Comment
I looked at the website link that you left me, and they're great! I was especially impressed with the Live Newsletter. That is exactly what myself and my teaching partner wanted to do with our classes this year. We spend an inordinate amount of time writing newsletters, then copying them on tons of paper, for a few families to read and throw away. What a waste! I think the novelty of these live newsletters will draw a greater parent audience than our old hard copies could ever do! Thanks again for the tip...