Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Voice of the Active Learner

Scott, Boylen, the teacher whom two of the sections of Integrating Technology and Literacy hooked up with for the KidBlog exchange, posted this video on Twitter. Thought I would share it with you. Am interested in your reaction to it. The connections with Scott's classes will continue, but now the Manchester Cohort will also (maybe?) set up their own KidBlogs for the students in Iowa to write responses.

Okay, those in the cohorts, what do you think would make a good topic to use for the Manchester Cohort students to use for their first post on KidBlog?

So, here's the video Scott shared. How do you think his 7th and 8th graders will react?


  1. I had my kids write a post about their favorite book. It was that simple (although it took over a half-hour for some of them). They would be really excited to have blogging partners, I'm sure.

  2. I hope you don't mind but I added this video to my webpage. I think adults are often afraid of technology or don't really understand the value of it. It's so easy to say, "in my day we didn't have it and look how we turned out." But the difference is that today they do have it, and they will need to know how to use it to function in their generation, not ours.