Hello! My name is Betsy Carney! I work at school #54 for Rochester City School district. I am taking this program because my librarian at school told me how amazing this course is! I hope to implement what I learn into my class of third graders! We were told we are going to be receiving chrome books soon! So hopefully after this course I can do a lot of fun activities with them!
Through reading the different blogs for this lesson I have learned quite a bit! I know for my kiddos that it is extremely difficult to get them to write. A lot of them have a hard time generating ideas of what to write and being creative within their writing. I learned that if they have a blog they can own what they write. They will be invested in their work; which in turn makes them want to learn and write! That is clearly the goal for us a teachers; to make learning fun! I enjoyed the video of Andrea Hernandez talking about how its a school initiative and that all the kiddos are doing it to document their learning! It is a great online portfolio that will travel with them as they move up in grades! It will show progress and growth! I think this is an awesome idea! I would love to try to implement this at my school. I also appreciate that some of the blogs can be private if the parents chose. That gives the parents privacy if they choose.
I excited to learn more about this!