I just finished watching Learning, Sharing & Connecting Online with 6 & 7 year olds!, a video presentation from Nelson Central’s Room 9 of New Zealand. Rachel Boyd is doing some amazing things with these youngsters. The classroom blog is wonderful, filled with photos, daily events, and of course, student work. I’m amazed at the Rubbish Audit post:
On Tuesday afternoon ALL the rubbish from EVERY bin @ Nelson Central School was taken and put into the hall. On Wednesday the seniors went and helped sort it into 4 piles: paper, cardboard, food scraps & plastic. We could see all the rubbish that our school makes in a DAY!
Six and Seven Year olds blogging?! Fortunately, this is not the first time I’ve seen this. There are other primary teachers also taking the plunge into the blogosphere with their students. Mrs. Cassidy’s first grade students are blogging and podcasting. Just recently Tom McMillan wrote an article for Canada.com about Kathy Cassidy’s classroom entitled Blogging 101 motivates students.
If you can’t run your own blog, it may be time to go back to Grade 1.
I’m looking forward to watching Presentation 2 from Rachel’s students. These presentations are a part of the keynote for Round 2 of the free, online Time4On-line Conference, and are my favorite of the lot.
- Taking Responsibility for Our Own Learning
- Last Weekend New Zealand, This Weekend Canada
- No Time4 Online Conference