Tuesday, April 27th, 2010...1:44 pm
Moments of intrigue
Today a student in one of my classes asked if our school could clone CyberEnglish9. He wants all of his English classes to have Web2.0 in them. He recommended that the teachers should simply change the topics and readings of the class. Another student piggy-backed off of his suggestion and took it one step further: colleges should do the same she suggested.
Continuing the students’ individual blogs allows them a forum to write about what they have read in class. Why is this important? Because students become stronger readers as they become stronger writers. Through Web2.0 students can respond to text, increasing their comprehension of the text. Guided journal entries allow them to consider their personal reactions to the reading through open-ended questions. Through essays and research projects students can practice their analyzing and interpretation skills.