After quickly showing the first graders in my class how to make a post to our brand new science blog, I was a little concerned with how this little experiment of mine would go. Even with the simplest of platforms that I could find, there are so many steps and I could see their faces filled with confusion and concern while I showed them how it would work.
Well that was the week before break. When we came back, things got real. It was time for the students to actually make blog posts themselves! I made an instruction sheet, filled with pictures, for the students to use. On the back was a small diagram about where they could find the buttons they need. I decided to run it as a small group the first week, maybe two, since it is something that is brand new to the students.
We are now two days in to officially blogging, and I have to say, it is going way better than I thought it would! The students are catching on quick, and the process is going really smoothly! I’m not sure that they are that excited about the blogging, other than the fact that they get to use an iPad to do it. I also haven’t had any luck getting the parents to get involved through commenting on the posts…I wonder if this would increase excitement in the project.
Any thoughts on how to get the parents more involved in the process or raise the excitement level about the blogging?
More to come…