The classroom website that I use is by Weebly. Since I signed up for the educator website, it came with the option to set up websites for students. They also have a handy app that students can use to easily upload new posts.
Now, students are able to use our iPods and iPads to easily take pictures of their writing, type new posts, and record themselves reading their writing and tons of other ideas.
This guy hated writing with a passion at the beginning of the year. I noticed that he loved reading Super Diaper Baby comic books, so one day I mentioned to him that he should write a comic book. He looked at like I was crazy and asked if I was serious. When I told him yes, he got right to work... and worked everyday for 2 weeks on this. Now, it maybe be very hard to understand what is going on in this picture, but he can explain every detail to me. The sequencing was beautiful and best of all he feels like a writer now. Sweet success!
In case you can't see it, it says "Your pone was six subs tall." My kids love my poor, busted up phone. haha Another teacher asked what happened to it one day in the hallway and a student answered, "She just drops it a lot." So. Very. True.
Here is a glance of his writing in the app:
I let them write things for their blogs during our Daily 5 writing time. I am trying to use one Daily 5 session a day as a writing conference time. They love writing time soooo much now! It's fun and who wouldn't love getting great comments from parents, friends, and classmate on their blog? I know that I love it!
How do you incorporate technology into your classroom?