Friday, 9 May 2008

Thank God it's Friday

Week 2 of term 2 and I can't believe how fast the days are going. I had the brilliant idea of using blogs for homework - I've set a project on the Olympic Games, and they are to present it on a blog, rather than the old cardboard or scrapbook. After a shaky start, these clever 10 and 11 year olds have started blogs, added pictures and videos, begun to comment on each other's blogs, and been marked by a comment on their blog from me. The best thing - they think I'm pretty cool!!


Patti said...

Fantastic! Finally, an Australian who can see the benefits of blogging and its future directions! No wonder they think you're cool!

sorrow11 said...

You are very cool!
That is an awesome idea!
IThink of all the skills you are building in them!
You go Cate!

Kate I said...

You're a totally cool teacher Cate! I'd love to be in your class...and what a great way to make writing fun for them.

martie said...

EXCELLENT!!!!! I bet they will grow to love blogging and all the potential it has. And what a delightfully clever way for you to tap into those creative minds. Well done Cate, and WOW!!