It is back to school time and that means time for me to update my blog. This year I am excited to be working with teachers on the importance of authentic assignments. Students need opportunities to experience higer-level thinking, to be encouraged and guided to construct knowledge, and to elaborate their thinking through written communication. Authentic assignments are perfect for this and they also have a way of allowing students to make connections to the world beyond the classroom.
Today I found that Edublogs has a new blog directory. The directory will allow teachers and students to connect much easier with others around the world. I love the idea of students getting responses/feedback to their post from another collaborating classroom.
The directory is easy to use and has categories such as: Elementary, English, History, Mathematics, English as a Second Language, Technology Education, Library, etc.
I have added my own blog to the directory and encourage you to do the same!