Monday, January 26, 2009
International Classrooms That Use Blogs
The first International classroom blog that I found was powered by Miss Wyatt of Tasmania, Australia. She did not release the exact name of her school, but on the blog, she referred to it as a district school. Ms. Wyatt teaches a 6th and 7th grade class at the school. Her blogs included assignments, links to the students blogs, and several articles telling about what the class was involved in that week. What made this class interesting to me, was what you see in the picture. The class in the picture is Ms. Wyatt's class, and the boy you see on the screen is from Canada. The two classes are friends that exchange information through the blogs. In this particular picture, they used Skype Chat to communicate with each other. So for about an hour that day Australia and Canada were in the same classroom. Pretty neat stuff. If you would like to see more of Ms. Wyatt's classroom blog then CLICK HERE.
The second International school I found that used classroom blogs was the American Embassy School in New Delhi, India. Gary Coyle is the teacher in charge of the blog. He teaches 8th Grade Humanities. Most of his blogs usually include the major points they covered in class, a reflection of the assignment, and links that give examples of the material. His blog isn't the best I've seen, but he did just recently complete a Master's Degree in Educational Technology at San Diego State University. If you would like to see Mr. Coyle's 8th Grade Humanities classroom blog just CLICK HERE.