“Integrating technology with classroom practice can be a great way to strengthen engagement by linking students to a global audience, turning them into creators of digital media, and helping them practice collaboration skills that will prepare them for the future. “
Some great evidence of the above happening daily at our school.
Kindergraten students recently returned from a dog sledding field trip as part of their inquiries into different forms of transport. To reflect on the experience, they were blogging about it and as they published they received instant feedback via comments from their parents. What a fantastic way of bringing the parent community into the classroom creating connections beyond the four walls of the classroom and an opportunity to publish writing to an audience. Adding value to this, students then practiced their reading skills as they read the comments out to class.
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