Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Student Blogging

Earlier today I asked CoP members, and other staff who are blogging with students if they had any students who fit Will Richardson's definition of a good student blog.

Later, I saw Clay Burrel's post at "Beyond-School.org" regarding one of his students who fit the bill as an excellent student blogger. It may be worth giving kids an exemplar of what student blogs can look like.

Tim K's response regarding his students attitude about blogging at school brings up an interesting point, "some suggested writing about movies they see outside class (definitely makes it seem less “schoolish,” which seems like a problem with blogging assignments in general). "

Do blogging assignments seem too "schoolish"? How can we make them more authentic, and less busywork? I'd love to hear your comments.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Feedback on Opening Wireless Access at EHS

CoP members,
In January, the high school wireless network will go on-line. DMTS is looking into the possibility of students with an access code having the ability to bring in their laptop/wireless device and use it during the school day for instructional purposes.
Prior to implementation, we would like your feedback on the pros and cons of allowing this to happen. What benefits would you see in your curriculum if students had access? What drawbacks do you see? Would you yourself bring a home laptop to utilize on the district network?

Please click the comment link and share your thoughts.