Donor's Choose project to augment the technology in my classroom. My students really need to be able to create, compose, and publish on the internet. I would like to have a class blog for some of our literature responses and argumentative assignments next year and my students this year (2013-2014) wanted to as well.
Our hold up was, well it was mostly due to planning time on my part since it was my first year at this school. I'd like to blame the equipment, but that's not the full picture. We could have done most of what I want to do--writing, drafting, collaborative revision, commenting, etc.--with my current technology setup; however, it would have been slow to say the least.
previous post, the data for which I gathered using two of our computers hot-seat style after exams), it is tedious for research papers or longer assignments when the needs of my students require that some of them are typing for two or three times as long as other students.
Upon the successful funding of this project, I believe I will be able easily to plan and implement some engaging and fun lessons with our new English curriculum which will cover Antigone and Things Fall Apart next year. Look for a class blog on here and, at the very least, some published student examples of peer edited and revised, polished, college prep writing.
Here's the link to my teacher page on Donor's Choose: Link
Yes, it's the same as above--I'm trying the best I can since the project expires in 4 months.