Smiles — I love what you are doing with your classes and would like to invite you to be on the WOMEN OF WEB 2.0 show.
Not sure if you have heard of us — but we host an EdTech talk show each Tuesday night from 6 – 7pm PST. You can check out past shows at — http://www.womenofweb2.com/weeklychats.htm Also, I believe you know Dean Shareski, so he can vouch for us as well.
I, especially, enjoy the younger aged teachers coming in and sharing the great things they are doing with their students.
If this is something you might consider — or if you want more information — please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I don’t have a list of things in my head that I think young students “need” to be able to do. Instead, I think that they need to be taught to use technology each time it is the BEST tool for them to use in their learning. Some people have asked me if I ever have my students print on paper or if they read from books. Of course they do! Technology is just one of the tools I use in my classroom. Sometimes a wiki is the best tool. Sometimes math manipulatives are. It depends what you want to learn.
I don’t have any specific links, but it is an interesting thing to think about. Maybe it is even worth a blog post! Thinking…
I just wanted to thank you for all that you do with your kids in your class. A true mentor, one that has the primary classroom close to the heart. Please keep on discovering that our “Little Learners”, can run with the best of the “Big Tech” buddies. I was lucky enough to have met you, however briefly, at the Innovative Teacher’s Conference in Wpg. last spring. I hope to catch you on Classroom 2.0 this weekend. I would like to pick your brain on best blogging platforms for little fingers. Thanks again Cathy..
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