Our first day of school is this coming Tuesday. It should be an exciting year in a number of areas.
In terms of technology, we’re continuing our Family Literacy Project providing computers and home DSL service, and will be expanding it to fifteen additional families this October. We hope to add twenty more in February if some grants come through. We’ll also continue our packed after-school ESL Computer Lab.
Our computer teacher has agreed to work with my colleagues and me to incorporate more of the numerous Web 2.0 tools on my Examples of Student Work page in our work with mainstream native-English speaker students.
Finally, our Special Education department has decided to have several classes use my website as their basic “textbook.” I’m working with them to help replicate our ESL Computer Lab’s model of using computers as tools to develop and deepen face-to-face relationships, and not just have students relate to a computer monitor.
I’ll post here about how all of these efforts go. I’m sure they will all work like well-oiled machines….
Thank you so much for mentioning my blog as part of BlogDay!
Also, congratulations on your collaboration with the special education department in your district. Students on IEPs will now benefit from the incredible resources you have collected as their teachers integrate the tools and strategies into their instruction.
Looking forward to hearing how that goes! Keep us informed as you promised.