As always, I love the Common Craft videos. You would think that since I'm "young," I'd get all the technology stuff like that, but I definitely am a "watch and learn" kind of girl. As I mentioned in the sandbox, my husband and I have been debating different ways to get my students to submit reading responses over the internet. When I first started reading about wikis, I thought they'd be the perfect solution to my problem. However, after looking at the slideshow Wikis: A Beginner's Look and thinking about it, I have realized that my tween students may not all be mature enough to contribute to a wiki for an assignment without being vengeful and deleting their arch-enemy's post. Instead, I may use wikis for students involved in group assignments. They can use the wiki to create lists of tasks they still need to accomplish, who will bring what supplies, etc. Students could also use a wiki to brainstorm ideas or contribute to a test review. While exploring some of the wikis suggested by 23 Things, I came across a 10th grade classroom's blog. I'm even more inspired to start blogs for my classes, and this way, students can respond to a question without clogging my e-mail inbox and not be able to delete any of the other students' posts.
This will probably be my last blog post for a few days. I'm headed to the hospital tonight to be induced and will have a son sometime tomorrow! I'll post pictures when I get back. Goodbye for now!