Prompt: Make. What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it?
The last thing I made was a student blog.
I used kidblog.org, Mrs. Ripp‘s getting started with kidblog documents, and help from my Twitter PLN (Personal Learning Network).
We are also using new netbooks purchased by our district for our grade level. We’re piloting a mobile computer lab in primary grades.
If you are a teacher on Twitter, I’d love to connect. You can follow me at @tamihackbarth – be sure to @reply and say hi.
If your class has a blog and you’d like comments, please leave your URL and we’ll add your class to our blogroll.
Please feel free to stop by my class blog and say hi. Students will be adding their posts shortly and will need lots of comments to stay engaged.
What about you? What was the last thing you made?
Author: Gretchen Rubin
The Happiness Project
What an interesting “MAKE” I really admire you bringing technology to the classroom and updating the classroom environment to modern day practices.
@katie: thank you. a couple years ago i had a “featured writer” section of our class website. i would interview the kids a la james lipton (10 questions) and post their writing and their interview. the series was a huge hit and the kids really stepped up their writing because they knew they had a real audience.
the blog is just an evolution one that idea. we’ll be diving in for real in january.
Ooooph! I feel like I have only been making things lately for the recent holiday season. But, I did make a display for a recent art sale which I hadn’t ever attempted before. AND, I made a big fuss when part of it fell on me as I tried to assemble said display! :)
@alicia: girl, you are always making something. you are one of the most creative and prolific people i know.
Well, you know I started a blog with my son’s third grade class. They don’t all have computers in their classroom, so it’s a little bit tricky. I wish I could find a sponsor to buy some for them! Their blog, in all of its preciousness, is http://thirdgraderocks.wordpress.com.
@hollee: we shall add them to our blogroll – look for some comments from california!
hmmm, a technology grant?