2009 is here and with it new opportunities for growth, both for our students and for ourselves. I'm not usually one to do resolutions; the word has become synonymous with "failure" for me. Instead, I'll set a few goals for myself and my students for the remainder of the school year.
Let's start with adding even more technology to our curriculum! We've just started blogging and I've set up a class account on Diigo so I can teach my students how to bookmark online. I am currently making plans for working with wikis, but I also want to incorporate a little bit of techy fun for my seventh graders.
This morning, one of my Plurk buddies sent out a cartoon from a website called FunnyTimes. I decided to check out the site and discovered you can also create your own comic strips there using their playground. I'm thinking this could be a really fun way to have my students use their vocabulary words! Check out what I created this morning for the word "apathy":
There is also another website called ToonDoo that is much more elaborate that I would love to explore. It has a few characters available to choose that aren't quite appropriate at my Catholic school, but I could definitely see using ToonDoo to create stories or summaries of, for instance, a current social studies chapter. I know most of my students would love it!