Thursday, August 19, 2010

Back to School!

In the vernacular of the times: It is time to do work! The first two days of school happen to be the last two days of the week and that makes it difficult to come up with a really engaging project, especially when the students can't get online until they turn in their technology agreement form signed by their parent/guardian. With less than half of a year for my students to learn I really don't want to wast any time.

After the first few minutes where we discuss class rules I am going to challenge my students to do something they rarely have to do on the first day, think critically. You may notice that these questions really are not about technology, instead they are about learning.

1) What do you want to learn in this class?
2) Why are you going to school?
3) How can this class help you be a better student?
4) What can you do to be a better student?

Here is one of my classes answering these questions. Tomorrow we will continue to discuss these questions and answers.

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