Sunday, July 3, 2011

C4T Summary #3

Mr. John is a seventh and eighth grade teacher in rural New York. His latest post was one that I was quite fond of called It Must Be Nice. The blog included all of the things that Mr.John had to do on his computer while watching his kids draw on his driveway with chalk. It entitled many things he had to do to wrap up the school year as well as all the things he was preparing for a summer book club. As he is finishing his vast number of things to do, a neighbor walks by asking his if he was done with school and he replies "almost, this is my last week". The neighbor replies "It must be nice to only work nine months out of the year".  Mr. John thinks to himself how it would be nice if he know anything about it. I really enjoyed this post because it showed how there is more to being a teacher than meets the eye.

edmodo communication picture

The second post I commented on made by Mr. John was centered around using Edmodo in the classroom. Edmodo is educational social networking site that incorporates books and allows students to discuss them. Mr. John describes how he plans to use the site program for a summer reading course to encourage reading outside of school. Mr. John is big on making sure the use of the site is successful and and he is not just using technology just for the sake of using it. As he experiments with this product this summer, he plans to keep updating his blog on his progress.

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