Students Writing Books

In the article Podcast Books, it is pretty cool to see what children can do.  I am sure that by letting the children create what they are learning and expressing it, the retain more of the information being learned.  I thought this approach to teaching and reinforcing material learned was very creative.  I know that the students will enjoy active learning much more than lecture or simply reading a book.  I like this approach and hope that I will be able to be creative in my classroom.

April 10, 2006. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Closing the Divide

In the blog Closing the Divide, it discussed African-American gaining access to computers.  I really can relate with this blog.  At Screven Elementary School, the third throught fifth grades all have technology in their classrooms.  I believe that this is a wonderful thing.  The children are able to access these computers and hopefully have a better chance of succeeding in the world because they know how to use a computer.

April 10, 2006. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Pressure To Blog??

In the article MySpace Not Cool Anymore… it is discussed that blogging is sometimes peer-pressure on Xanga and MySpace.  I personally don’t like them.  I got the college “Facebook” and left it at that.  There are so many of the blogging sites.  Sometimes I feel that MySpace and Xanga are very dangerous to children and young teens.  There have been many stories about negative things happening related to blogging.  I am not sure what will happen next with the blogging sites, but I do know that security is a must and the measures should be taken to be safe while blogging.   

April 10, 2006. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

Alka-Seltzer Rocket

Alka-Seltzer Rocket 

I thought this was pretty cool.  I think it would be great to use in a science class when talking about Chemistry.  I think the students would like a "fun" hands-on activity and would remember more of the material when they have something to relate it to.  One way I might alter the experiment would be to have teams and have a contest to see who's rocket went the furthest.  Not only would Chemistry be taught, Math skills would also be reinforced.

April 10, 2006. Uncategorized. 1 comment.