Thursday, April 17, 2008

Blogs Are Different!!

Blogs Are Typically Read From the Bottom Up!! Start With Older Posts Link And Work Your Way Up!!

A Few Words On Blogs

Blogs can be very useful to you and have a number of elements you should be familiar with. Here are a few:

-Blogs have dated material, therefore you and your children are able to go back through postings in the blog that are archived chronologically and find previously posted information.

-Blogs are searchable. You can search for key ideas in a blog. Each blog makes it possible to assign a category to help find general information easily. For example, if you click on newsletter, it will bring up all posts commonly tagged with that word.

-Blogs contain pages. Pages are accessible to you through user created links. This is a good place to maintain newsletters and daily schedules. As a result, you have access to them at any time!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Where the web will be taking us in education in the future

Take a listen to this podcast-a technology your children will be sure to be utilizing in their education.

What Have You Learned?

Resources for Parents

There are a variety of resources available to you in your child's school district. Below are some examples of individuals commonly found in most districts:


-teacher aides


-specials teachers(art, music, gym etc.)

-parent coordinator


-social worker


All of these individuals are available to you and are concerned about your child's success!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

What can you do to contribute?

One of the easiest ways to contribute is to:

Volunteer, volunteer, volunteer

-this could be as easy as attending field trips, helping in the classroom, making playdough etc.

The more you are in the classroom, the better able you will be to support your child's education.

Why we blog as a communication tool and it's future in education

Please visit this site as it has some interesting info as to when blogging came about, its uses and potential uses in education: