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hobsonkd 127
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Wed Jul 17, 2013 22:04
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I also did an internet workshop last year while completing our informational texts. With kinders I chose to complete our class book WHILE they were completing their individual books. For example, together we completed an internet workshop on hermind crabs (our class-topic). After they observed this model they were able to complete THEIR internet workshop on THEIR individual topics (other sea creatures). Next, WE completed the first chapter of our class book, then THEY completed the first chapter of THEIR individual books (and so on). We broke it down like that for the little ones so the models would be more direct.
I really enjoyed the internet workshops, too--they are so POWERFUL!:-)

  • Internet workshop - Ashley Dezern, Wed Jul 17 21:54
    I did an internet workshop with my students last year and they loved it. I modeled it for them first and we made a class book together and researched together. So, when I let them start on their own... more
    • Internet Workshops - Hannah Andrews, Thu Jul 18 07:09
      I couldn't agree with you more. We used Internet workshops for animal research projects. After I had modeled this for my class and we created a class book, they flew when it was their turn. They... more
    • Re: Internet workshop - Karie Steelman, Thu Jul 18 01:15
      I'm going to use them more this year too! My kids loved it because it made them feel like a grown up, searching for information on the internet! All of my kids were engaged too, from the very top to... more
    • Re: Internet Workshops - lohrmk, Thu Jul 18 00:11
      I'm going to be honest, I had never heard of an internet workshop (except I had seen it mentioned on the boards) before reading the article about it today. I thought it was such a great idea. I do a... more
    • IW - hobsonkd 127, Wed Jul 17 22:04
      • good suggestion - rebecca bond, Wed Jul 17 23:36
        This is a direct and clear way to model doing their workshop. While you are modeling, you and the class are produce a whole book! Good way to handle it for K-2.
      • Re: IW - Ashley Dezern, Wed Jul 17 22:11
        Kassy I thought about doing it that way and I may try it like that this year. The way I did it was to do our class book together and model for them how to reseach and write the book together. Then... more
        • IW - hobsonkd 127, Wed Jul 17 22:17
          That is wonderful!!! It's amazing how independent they can be if we just LET them be and trust them! They are capable of so much more than we'd expect! I am so excited to teach informational writing... more
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