Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Shannon, I'm so glad that you noted Tompkins's 10 pieces of literacy. I think this is very valuable information for classroom teachers to be aware of. I also think the three of you recognize how powerful, motivationally, technology is to students. Using technology to display knowledge (like a powerpoint presentation or website) is interesting and often an performance based and authentic assessment of student comprehension. And, students get to be creative! Don't limit "technology" to computers-- think music, leap frogs, digital cameras, digital voice recorders, etc. These "learning tools" are becoming popular in many elementary level classrooms.
Posted by Erin Wibbens at 4:25 PM