Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Blogging Buddies

In the video about Blogging Buddies, the idea of elemetary and college students blogging to each other was a very creative and engaging teaching tool. It is an activity that the students, both young and old, will remember for forever. It allows the children to grow and develop their writing, reading, and social skills while the college students learn how to decode the childrens' writings and how to teach them the correct ways of the English language.

This video connects to my own experiences, because last semester I had my first field experience where I was the one trying to decode 2nd grade English. You have to stop thinking like an adult and try to view it as the children do so you can help them correct their mistakes. It took me awhile to get the hang of decoding 2nd graders versions of words, but it is something that every teacher candidate should have to go through in college.

Setting up blogging buddies with a local college is something I definately would like to attempt no matter what grade I end up teaching. I think it is a great teaching tool for all who are involved and it would make memories that students will have for a lifetime.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for commenting on our classroom blog! It is so encouraging to us to hear your thoughts. It sounds like you have some terrific teaching ideas, and isn't blogging a cool way to share them! On our classroom blog, there are links to the students' personal blogs. We blog with other fourth grade classrooms to share our writing; then we practice using the language in the Six Traits rubrics to give useful comments to other writers. Again, thanks for your encouragement!