Monday, August 23, 2010

8/23 School Resumes with the Start of the Second Week

The second week has now begun! The day flew by and we covered so much information. We even received a compliment today from the DLC8 teacher, Miss Leland, on the "impressive focus" the group had. :) I can't tell a lie, receiving compliments never gets old when it is genuine and unexpected. NICE WORK KIDS!

Today we processed through safety and privacy rules, Netiquette, the purposes and power behind Blogging and the Web 2.0 world, evaluated web sites, and continued to work through setting up our own web sites and digitally narrated products.

I have been receiving a lot of emails asking, "Miss Bailin, can my child do this work at home?"
The answer is...YES! All prep work can be accessed through the Google interface and is compatible with all systems. This means that anything on Google Docs, like the students' notes on reading The Axemaker's Gift (due when you walk into class on Monday, August 8th...and you should WISELY be reading and updating your notes each night and viewing my commentary) is accessible to you at home. Students can also be working on formatting their webpages and blogs. The only item at this point that the students cannot put together at home is their video for their webpage because we are using Keynote and iMovie. However, this does not mean that they can't be saving images and planning what they want to do in class at home.

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