Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Parent conference, 2.0

Parent conference, 2.0
Originally uploaded by mahlness
This was the scene today in my classroom as parent - teacher conferences began.

Showing student writing to a parent does not necessarily involve pulling some papers out of a manilla folder any more. Just head to the student's blog:



Doug Noon said...

Hi Mark,
Maxine, one of the teachers in my workshop course was talking today about a bloggers' contract that she found online. The teacher, she said, had a parent meeting where he showed the parents his students' blogs. She was very impressed. You're doing good work.

Mark Ahlness said...

Doug, thanks. It should be noted (and I will do so on the blog you mentioned) that the Blogger's Contract was developed by David Warlick, here.

With his permission I started with that and developed one for my kids, here. - Mark

Jim Gates said...

HI Mark. Just a heads up - the link on the roomtwelve.com text is bad. It has an extra http at the end.

And I agree with Doug - you're doing such good things with your students!

Mark Ahlness said...

Jim, fixed that link. Thanks for the heads up! - Mark

Darren Draper said...

I absolutely love it. I wish I could figure out how to get the right people to buy into this kind of PT conference in our district.

I guess the evangelizing will have to continue. Thanks for the excellent example.