Saturday, April 10, 2010

April 11, 2010

Dr. Seuss' "The Zax"
Click Here to watch this video

Another PS 22 Video

So why is it important for students to post their work to blogs?

Exhibit A is located above. These incredible students sang a beautiful song, made a video and then posted it on the Internet. Where Stevie Nicks herself watched this video and was moved to tears. These students were given the chance to have an audience that surpassed anything that could be provided by teachers and parents locally, and this experience will be remembered and probably affect these children for the rest of their lives.

Students posting their work to blogs or to YouTube is important because it gives students a massive audience. These audiences' feedback can boost self-confidence and give students pride in their work. I also feel that it can help students believe in themselves, believe that their something special and that their work is valued, that their valued to many. It also helps them with their writing and encourages writing, as well as helps them become familiar with technology.

3 Examples:

Kaia's Blog
Dear Kaia

Picture of Kaia's hand touching dried desert

Mrs. Cassidy's Blog
Click Here: Their learning how to read and write by blogging!

Little Kids...Big Potential


  1. I must say at first I was skeptical about students especially younger ones posting their work on the internet but after watching and learning about these examples I think it is a good way for students to learn about others and also have their work looked at by all and get positive feedback.

  2. Excellent.

    And a message to Jenny: I am glad you are learning new things and ridding yourself of your preconceived "answers" and "skepticisms".