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Bronwyn G

What about a literacy hour, where the kids respond to comments as part of English? Or what about an RSS feed which goes to all the blogs or the kids' parents, so that they can respond at home where they feel less rushed? The pros of my plan is that it will be much easier and it will not take up much valued school time, and it would be a valuable form of homework. The con would be that not everybody has a computer at home, and not everyone knows how to use RSS/Atom. The con of the Literacy Hour is that it has not been much tested so that the children can improve. And there is still the time management problem. The pro of homework is that it makes kids more responsible and brings the family more into blogging, so they will support their kids' writing. We have seen this already. Parents are really an untapped resource, and once they get this new technology they tend to stay with it.

Steve H

Miss Neville you raise an excellent point. As, shall we say, non-second graders, we tend to forget the amount of time it takes for the students to compose and type a simple response. We need to be careful not to overwhelm them with well-minded but nonetheless somewhat arduous (from their standpoint) work. I for one don't really feel that they need to respond to every comment (though I know they enjoy getting them). I will try to write my comments in the future in such a manner that they make a response possible, but don't require one.

Erick ª¢╚

Daer Miss Neville,
You raise an excellent point. As, shall we say, non-second graders, we tend to forget the amount of time it takes for the students to compose and type a simple response. We need to be careful not to overwhelm them with well-minded but nonetheless somewhat arduous work. I for one don't really feel that they need to respond to every comment. I will try to write my comments in the future in such a manner that they make a response possible, but don't require one.

Cameron

We need to start having blogging more now so after we finish other computer work we can reply to comments.

Kristen

My idea for solving the problem is to rotate children from our classroom to the computer lab. Three at a time would be able to go. Some people can go after finishing their morning work. Some people can go during outside time on rainy days. Some people can go during reading workshop. We will need 3 open computers and a student teacher. The bad thing about it is that they might miss headline news. The good thing about it is that we can keep track of all of our comments.

Christian

We could do morning work faster so we do blogging. But it might make us do bad work or some students could stay after for blogging. But some parents might think it is a hassle.

Sahil

I think we should blog during reading workshop.
We can meet in groups on different days so we have time to read. On the other days, we could blog!

Brittany

Plan 1
Mrs. Davis can come in on Thursdays. We are going to talk at the reading table. She can talk to us and tell us what to do. One of us can use the computer and the rest can do what the rest of the class is doing.

Plan 2
Mrs. Davis can come in at outside time. We can go to the bronco lab and do blogging.


Gabe

My idea is we could take some time off specials, lunch and recess. It will work for all of us. Nobody is going to miss class. For example, if we took time off everything that I said we would have 15 more mins. Wouldn't that be good? It would give us more time but it can take time off other things.

Ian

My plan is to add another blogging session. It can be done during outside time one day a week. We will still do Thursday blogging also. The good thing is we will have more time to respond. The bad thing is we will miss our outside time. Since it's one day a week I think it will be okay.

Mimi

We could finish all our work
first and after that we could go to the computer
lab. We could pick three people when they're done with their morning work and then go work with Miss Davis and when they finish blogging they can go back and do the work they missed. We could have little helpers tell us what we missed and what their doing right now. Or we could go do blogging during outside time or writing time. Or we could just use the computer in the class.

Emerson

I think that adults should type short comments. Kids should respond to comments that are questions. If they have the time, they can respond to other comments. The good thing is kids can respond to more comments. The bad thing is we can't answer as many comments.

Dominic

Miss Neville,
We could take the people with free time. Or we could use the computer in the classroom to blog. We could also schedule it in the plans. When people do either success maker or CRCT online we could blog. When people are doing reading, writing, or doing free chose we could bolg.

Julia

Well Miss Neville,
I have many suggestions. First of all I think we could do it at our free time in class. We could do it at home. Or we could do it for an after school program.
Now that would be fun. We could do it for homework instead of our regular homework. Don't say "Stop trying to get out of your homework" because I'll admit it I am. One more thing we could have it on the weekend.

Bronwyn G

All good ideas/solutions, kids. I will certainly try to modify my behaviour so you have time to answer comments I make.

I am glad you'd give up your recess and lunch for blogging.

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