"Pushing the Envelope"
I loved this interview. It's great to hear from a teacher who actually incorporates technology in her classroom. She gave great was to incorporate it but, there are two that I would definitly use in my classroom. A class blog and blogs for my students. I want to include these so parents can be informed with whats goin on in their childs class. I think that having a classblog is more convient for parents. Instead of waiting at the end of the night to read a piece, they can check the blog throught the day on a daily basis. There are a few reasons why it is importantant to have student blogs. One reason is so that parents can see their child's progress in the classroom. Also, instead of students writing with pencil and paper all the time to turn in to me, they can blog their work for everyone to see. This will motivate students to do better with their work and engage them in what they know best, technolgy.
Now of course there will be some issues with this. Some households do not have the access to way that they can check the blogs. I came up with a way that might resolve this issue. At the beginning of the school year, give parents the option on how they would like to recive information about the class. I can send out paper copies to those who opt out of using the blog or email.