Today's “mid week update” is a follow up this week's post about Blogging in (and out of) the Classroom. I just came across this web article about teacher Buzz Garwood, who is putting technology to great use in his 6th grade classroom, and I wanted to share it with my readers. Here is a (abbreviated)Â link to the web post: http://tinyurl.com/oabd28, and here is a nice excerpt from it:
“The class makes extensive use of computers. Garwood said he asks students at the beginning of the year to become authorities in some area to write their own blogs on subjects that may include cooking, NASCAR, shopping or video games. They post a weekly blog entry on the classroom's Web site and then have another student edit it, offering comments about content and cleaning up grammar.”
The article explains how Mr. Garwood has succeeded at getting some donations of technological equipment, and various ways in which tech has been successfully integrated into the educational process. Congratulations to Mr. Garwood and his students for their great work!