At one of the schools I am working at, I have begun a school blog. Not sure which way to go, class blog, student blog, teacher blog.. in the end I decided on a school blog where I could, through my role as ICT teacher could allow bloggers from any class or student or teacher. I guess it was a way to begin somewhere and I could learn along with my students.
I have a buddy from another Melbourne school, a year 5/6 class so have decided to start with one of the 5/6 classes at my school. The students all seemed interested and very keen to get started.
Now my first issues in this journey of blogging: ensuring that the blog is available through the school firewall so students can access it!
Next, what next?
The most valuable guide I have found is through Kathleen Morris and her blog ‘Integrating Technology In The Primary Classroom’. http://primarytech.global2.vic.edu.au/ Thanks so much Kathleen for all your invaluable posts and guide reflecting your journey with blogging and the different steps you have taken.
I have also become a huge fan of Twitter, following like minded technology educators in Australia and around the world. It is so true that a whole new world of learning and networking has opened up for me!
My tag is @raffgrasso
It is truly amazing the number of blogs and bloggers in education out there!!
I now want to get back to school and get my Year 5/6 students to start blogging, commenting, feeding back and sharing.
A global audience.
It is such a pleasure to have a mentor such as Kathleen out there willing to share her journey to assist us to also explore this blogging journey.
I must mention how thrilled I am to have a fellow blogging buddy Belinda and her 5/6 students. I am always amazed when checking in to her class blog, how Belinda has taken off with blogging and all the exciting events she and her students are upto and also what exciting web 2.0 tools they are exploring.
Now back to my professional reading – blogs yeah!!!
Yours in blogger sphere!!