Beyond the Glass

Reflections on education in a connected world. Jackie Sakatch

Taking the First Steps.

En Marche

I have been pondering the first step that I want to take to open the filing cabinet in my classroom.  I am trying to decide between starting a classroom twitter account or introducing my children to a small number of blogs and teach them to comment on those blogs.  The blogs that I would start with are Mrs. Cassidy’s Classroom Blog,  a teacher in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan who has written the ebook Connected from the Start:  Global Learning in the Primary Grades which I have purchased and plan to use a Mentor text.   Mme Fraser’s Blog who interned in my classroom last year and because I am teaching a number of children for a second year has a relationship with the children.  I have also selected Mrs. Maley’s Classroom Blog because it was highlighted in the Leader-Post recently.   The class has access to our classroom blog which I write but would like to eventually turn into a shared writing experience with the children in my class.

Sue Waters presented to my #eci831 class on October, 1, 2013 and spoke about the importance of not only creating content on blogs but also being a consumer of content and participating in the community.

The reasons for starting with twitter is that it is a quick way to community the activities that my class is doing with others.  Twitter could give my class a larger and more diverse audience faster than reading and responding to my small preselected blogs.

When I woke up this morning my initial idea was to send out a tweet

asking what other people thought.  I decide that I am going to send out this tweet.   I am also going to post it on the #eci831 google+ community and create this blog post.  I am curious about the different comments I will receive in each of the forums.  I am wondering which forum will provide the most insightful comments and where do I feel the most supported.


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