Photo I took of my friend’s children in Colombia playing with their computers at home. Computers were provided by One Laptop Per Child to some students at their school. They have two computers for seven children now, but no internet access in the house. Sad thing is they barely have running water and the children still go to bed hungry every night.
I am considering using a blog/website during my practicum, but was mostly just going to have it as a reference tool for students. I would list homework and assignments, link to sites that are related to class content, and anything else that is relevant to the course materials and learning objectives. I know there is a ton of work involved in maintaining a site so that is one concern I have. I am also wondering about how useful it is if mostly it just posts homework and assignments…. will students actually use it? What about students who do not have access to a computer or the internet outside of school? I know there are always public libraries, but does this make the site of less value and put some students at an unfair advantage?
I have created a little poll to see what other teachers use their classroom sites for (or if they have one at all) and am hoping you will share your opinions/experience and provide some ideas in the comments for me. Thank you for being a part of my PLN!