Friday, January 15, 2010
For our class we were asked to watch a clip over blogging buddies called We Like Our Blogging Buddies: The Write Stuff with Blogging Mentors. This was about a program set up for younger students and older students. Two different classes were paired up student by student as blog buddies. The challenge was that it was elementary school and collage students. The older students had to learn how to write to their blog buddy keeping in mind that they are younger and their spelling may be a little harder to read. Their teacher challenged them to not only get to know the kids but help them with their writing. And it worked! The first graders improved on their writing skills. This was the highlight of the year for all of these kids. This idea seems great to me i would love to be able to do something like this with my students in the future. It would help students with their social, technical, and writing skills.