Monday, August 27, 2007

The real thing!

Well I am going into day 3 as an intern, day 2 with students. I have had a hard time trying to decide what kind of technology I would like to use in the classroom as a "mother page". I have been looking for a way to communicate with my students, and parents about what is going on in the classroom. I have been told how well blogs work for this, but since I have negative connotations with blogging (yes it is slowly changing since I am doing this for myself and not for a mark in class)I decided to try a wiki. This allows students to add to it if they would like. I can see who is changing or adding to the wiki and I can choose who is able to edit. I feel I have a lot of control over it, while still allowing students to add to it. I will give it a try, who knows what will happen... at least I will learn.
Check out the wiki and let me know what you think or if you have any suggestions.

3 comments:

Shareski said...

I'd have to say that wikis are generally easier to implement since they feel more like a typical webpage. The blog, especially in our context shows more transparency and many teachers aren't comfortable with that.

I hope you don't completely abandoned it.....I'll always read and value your thinking.

Hope things go well.

thekyleguy said...

Hey Erin. Good idea, I have been struggling with the same decision. I think I have settled on a class motherblog and have students respond through comment.

I want to point you out to this potential problem. The google ad bar at the bottom of the page has a link under the question 'Who's the perfect lover?'. I don't know where the link goes, but it is something to be cautious of.

I am following along so keep me posted.

-Kyle

Erin said...

Thanks for the support. I will keep my eye the link. Good luck with the blogging Kyle, send me the link. I will have to keep checking your blog, maybe you will post it there.
Hope internship is going well.