Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Read/Write Web

The Read/Write Web is what drives a lot of lessons and everyday learning.  For example, I went over to a friend's house the other day and saw her 13 year old son, doing his homework with a website open that was helping him solve his math equations.  Where was that when I was growing up and struggled with geometry and higher level math courses???  It's amazing how much these kids know and how they can find virtually anything on the internet but can't find anything in their rooms?? haha...  Where there's a will, there's a way at its finest!

I see Web 2.0 as a guiding force in my classroom and I would like to continue to keep that drive when I begin teaching 2nd grade.  I am sure that there is a plethora of tools available but I just need to learn how to make them manageable in a classroom with 2-3 working computers with low-average computer literate students that still needs to put math, science and language arts at teh forefront.   I am optimisitic that I will integrate the smartboard in numerous ways and I am sure with researching the web and with the help of this class a lot of resources will become known to me and utilized. 

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I think the Smartboard will be a great asset to you. Maybe you have a computer center, where you could write a question, and students could respond. It could be as simple as "What is your favorite book?" and then students could view it at home and read it (provided they have the Internet access you mentioned previously). Start slow, but it might be a useful tool to start a short little blog with your students.