I am just amazed at their ability in this medium. Remember, these are 8 and 9 year olds, reflecting on an extremely difficult test - over time - and then putting it together in one posting. What comes across so strongly to me is their sense of voice. They write with purpose, questionning, sense of humor, and much more. I am so proud of them. They will do well in this world.
Fifteen of my 22 kids published today at our classroom blog, roomtwelve.com Here are a few entries that just blew me away:
Could they have written this stuff and in this way before before we got into blogging? Probably.
Would I have assigned it? No way.
Is this type of writing important, and will they benefit from it? Duh.
Technology is changing not only the WAY we teach but WHAT we teach.