Saturday, October 6, 2012

Digital Citizenship Week!!

Wow....its been a crazy super six weeks. I haven't posted anything in several weeks but this past week was the most incredible week of my teaching experience. We celebrated "Digital Citizenship" week in my district as I discussed with students what it means to be a responsible digital citizen in today's connected world. So we began with the world of "twitter" and its language. We discussed why people posts, who they share with, what kinds of things to say when replying back to your followers. The students have really taken ownership of being connected with followers from around the globe. But the most exciting part of all that is that our very own principal Mr. Kyle Chambers is "following" our class @lackeysloopers! The students were very excited to share their learning with him and other followers in our district. I also introduced the students to a wonderful website Wallwisher.com as we began our Global Read 2012 on Edmodo (hashtag #glread2012) with other students from around the world. I showed them the book trailer on YouTube and then the students wrote their predictions on a sticky note and posted them to our anchor chart. We then went to the computer lab later in the week and posted them on our Wallwisher wall that I had created for the project. The students loved arranging each others comments and discovered some neat features! We celebrated the end of the week by creating our very own "digital footprint" along with a short video clip of all the apps that students visited throughout the week on our itouch's and ipad. It  truly was the best week of my teaching experience and I loved seeing the students engaged in their "digital learning"! Our first RT's came from our district webmaster Mr. Dennis King and our Director of Instructional Technology Mrs. Nancy Bergvall! We love our followers!