Where Did the Weekend Go?June 4, 2006 at 11:43 pm | Posted in Content Area Literacy | 13 Comments
Well, considering the first weekend of June was spent in a classoom (and for part of the time a very hot computer lab) at Fisher, I am feeling quite refreshed by the experience. Janet and I were commenting on how amazing the class discussions were around the literacy anticipation guide questions. If only I was able to podcast that conversation….. I am truly looking forward to the month of weekend sessions and observing as everyone's concept of content area literacy begins to evolve.
Just think, a few days ago only a small handful of you knew what blogs were and no one in the class had ever blogged. Now you all have your Bloglines account, have made your first comment to our blog, and hopefully are starting the habit of reading blogs on a daily basis (and maybe even commenting on some blogs outside of ours).
"The first skill of a great blogger is effective commenting!" As we get more familiar and comfortable with this literacy tool, hopefully our comments will grow and connect to reflect the deepening understanding of the literacy connection in teaching the content areas.Additionally, the Science Goddess of What It's Like on the Inside , posted a warm welcome to our class and shared some wonderful resources. Be sure to check it out and recipricate by commenting with any of your resources and insights.
I must also thank Brian. If he didn't come home each night from work and share with me all of the incredible opportunities for implementing technology in education, you all would be writing reflective papers for Janet and me rather than sharing your learning with everyone.
Have a great week and I'll see you all Friday night. Wendy