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Response to Readings
Sun Sep 25, 2011 16:49
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In response to the first reading I was amazed to read how involved and dedicated these teachers were in helping the children in their classrooms. There is such a need for teachers like this! I think Co-writer seems to be amazing and I would love to actually see a child/adult use it. This article helped me to better understand my e-pal and the hard work they put into writing back and forth with me. The best part of this is the motivation factor- these children do not see this as work- but something fun to do while at school! I loved the part of the article that wrote- "By the time they left Highland Park Junior High, they understood how to convey their own thoughts". How we take this for granted daily! Great article and excited to learn more about e-pals and the technologies used in the process.

  • Re: Response to Readings - Jennifer Wherritt Ridenhour, Sun Sep 25 15:29
    While I was reading the technology article about e-pals, I found it extremely interesting to see just how much technology can impact a child's learning. Whether a child has disabilities or not, they... more
    • Response to Readings - fayk, Sun Sep 25 22:30
      I found the article "Beyond Strategies" to be very interesting as well. It is a huge weight on our shoulders to know that our own beliefs have such an enormous impact on how our students may perform... more
      • Response to Readings - beasleycm, Sat Oct 1 11:25
        I agreed with this as well. I try very hard to differentiate with my students. It is hard work to do this in order to meet the needs of each student. However, in the end it is worthwhile.
      • Re: Response to Readings - Stacy Durham, Thu Sep 29 19:47
        I also agreed with the statement that students, disability or not, all deserve to be dealt with according to need. All teachers need to work hard at differentiating instruction to best meet the needs ... more
    • Re: Response to Readings - langem, Sun Sep 25 19:39
      The amount of technology that is used in this classroom is amazing. I was impressed with the amount of success the students had. The e-pal program helps them to learn and is fun. I would love to see... more
    • Response to Readings - fayk, Sun Sep 25 16:49
      • Re: Response to Readings - Elisabeth Borowicz, Wed Sep 28 21:13
        I agree with what you said about understanding all the work that goes into the email your ePal sends you. Wow! I think about how many emails I scan through and send out a day, and how easy that is to ... more
      • e-pals - redingerj, Sun Sep 25 20:17
        Katie, I'd love to see this, too! How great is it that these kids aren't held to the same guidelines (a before b, b before c, etc.) as typical kids. They just can't be held to the same standards or... more
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