Anisha’s Hippo Picture
I have been so encouraged with all my technology learning and our wonderful librarian, Jenn that I decided if I had a blog…so could my kiddos! We are studying descriptive words and poetry and that led us to the Nepal Central Zoo! What better to describe than animals? I had the children each take a camera to document the day and the “words” they found. We brought the cameras back to class and they sorted through their pictures and wrote down all the descriptive words they found. They then created poems and typed them on the computer. We created a blog to share their pictures and poems with the WORLD!! The kids LOVE it. They can’t wait to log on and see the blog in the morning to find out how many people have looked at it. They also enjoy the feature that shows where the people are that are looking at it…China, USA, Nepal, Bangladesh, Hong Kong…and many more. Next week the students will comment on each other’s blog posts. This really brought out the excitement in the kids to write more poems and they will add them to the blog as they write them. This is definitely an example of how integrating technology has really increased the kids excitement of what they are learning and has created a wonderful memory that will help them to retain what they are learning!! YAY for technology!!!