Our students were definitely engaged throughout the blogging process. Our blogging project was a BIG first step for our class toward technology integration. We were starting at very little technology being used in the class so far this year (due to the slow start of our 1:1 iPad initiative), so using iPads and creating blogs, adding photos, writing posts, and commenting on each others’ posts was certainly a good start.
As we get more technology in our classrooms, we hope to get all 6 Grade 3 teachers on board with kidblog so that our students can blog with other students in different classes. Inviting another class (or classes) from other countries would be a goal as well to keep our student engagement high and make our assignments more purposeful.
Coetail has made me more aware of the importance of digital learning and I know that the end of this course is not the end of my learning. I have seen the student and teacher engagement and the thinking skills that digital learning promotes. All 5 of the Coetail Courses were engaging and purposeful for me. I think all teachers should be required to take them so we can properly prepare our students for the 21st Century. Thank you COETAIL for a great learning journey! It was just the start I needed and I feel better equipped to continue on this journey with the support group I have established.