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The life and times of an elderly educationalist in a technological age.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Am I nuts or what?


I suppose I must be..What other explanation can there be for spending a Friday night creating a blogger ID for a bear, cute though he might be? The class thought it would be best if Campbell and Spencer bears could post for themselves...These bears have skills you could not imagine!
In the morning the first thing the children asked to do was to log onto talking teds to do a quick check on who had been to see, but our system was down..Is it working yet? rings in my ears. So we used the whiteboard for an activity downloaded from Promethean about India, since we had had a visitor from Delhi on this blog....and they are tracking enthusiastically. We got out the atlases and found out where it was and later in the day I showed them some film so they could get a feel for the sights and sounds of India. Being able to show on a big screen added a greater dimension and the discussion generated was of quality.
This week has highlighted the lack of basic world geography....and they are now working on a 'Need to know' basis, so they are not being taught, but are learning!
Some children had gone home on Wednesday and emailed the urls of the two blogs to relatives abroad, and when we had a hit from Brisbane, great speculation.....Could that be Kyle's uncle? Where is that? How long would it take to get there? Why does an email go so fast? How does it get there then?
Nuts? No! I'm just working on a "Need to know" , to try to be one step ahead of them.

3 Comments:

Blogger Morag Macdonald said...

Well done that woman. I was told tonight I was nothing but a skyping blogger- take that as a compliment then eh?

10:29 pm

 
Blogger Don said...

Good on you! Keep going and thanks for your supportive comment on my blog. It does make a difference!

10:27 pm

 
Blogger ab said...

nuts? - no. Dedicated? - yes. I for one can't wait to see how the new venture for the teddies progresses!

11:35 pm

 

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