Blogging with 1st graders?
You have to be kidding!
1st graders need to learn the basics. They need to learn how to write with a pencil. They need to learn how to spell. They need to learn like I did.
But do they really?
The children that we have in our classrooms were born into a world where computers are not a new and scary thing. These students understand the power that technology brings to their lives.
Certainly, these students need to know how to read, write, and think. But blogging provides a tool that can engage them in deep and powerful ways.
Today at MACUL, two first grade teachers from Deerfield Elementary in Novi - Sherry Griesinger and Lindsay Pintar - spoke passionately about how their students - in first grade - were blogging.
Real audiences. Real content. Real writing.
Blogging with 1st graders is not only possible but should be happening!