Why Do We Learn Online?
In this day and age, the internet is an integral part of our learning and sharing. With the use of technology and the internet we can better understand how small the world really is, and how much we are alike and different from others. Technology has allowed us to learn along side of children in our school, school district, and the world. We would like to take the time to explain why and how we connect. Please also note we do a LOT of learning without technology and the internet too. They are just two of many tools that we use to learn.
This blog highlights some of our learning for the world to see. It can easily be shared with friends and family members both near and far. In addition to sharing our learning it allows us to connect with other classes through their blogs. We are able to read and learn from them while they read and learn from us. We visit their blogs regularly, learn along side of them, and leave them comments. We hope that you will leave us comments too.
Individual Student Blogs
Our individual student blogs are part of our digital portfolios. We are sharing our writing and other artifacts with a global audience. Ms. Lirenman approves everything that goes on our individual blogs but she doesn't correct our writing so that we have a record of our improvements over the course of the year. We also know that we must not post our last name, pictures with our first names, or any other private information. We hope you will check out our individual blogs and leave us comments. We love comments.
How to Be Safe on Our Blog
Thank you for visiting our blog. We LOVE having visitors, and especially ones that leave us comments but it's really important for our safety and yours that you follow these simple rules when commenting on our blog.
1. Please do not use last names that will refer back to students in the class on this blog. Feel free to post as "Billy's Mom" or "Cindy's Grandpa". This blog will only contain the first names of the children in the class, and in some occasions only student initials.
2. Please do not post any personal contact information such as phone numbers, e-mail addresses, or home addresses.
3. Please use only positive language. Our goal is to do our very best and that will look different for each of us. Please celebrate our achievements with us.
4. Please try as best as you are able to model proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Mrs. Franklin will try to keep blogging and comments by students as authentic as possible. As grade one students we may have grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors but please remember we are still learning how to become better writers. Hopefully over time you'll notice the improvements in our writing.
5. If you see something on this blog that you feel should not be published to the world, please let Mrs. Franklin know immediately.
Still not sure how to add a comment? Look for the comments word at the end of each blog. When you click on the word comments you will be taken to a screen to add a comment. Please be aware that all comments will be moderated by Ms. Lirenman for appropriate content before they will appear on this blog.
Still worried about on line safety for your child? Here's a great child appropriate link to share with your children about on line safety. Here's another one from Brain Pop Jr.
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