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Rachel Caldwell
Educational E-Pal
Fri Jun 19, 2015 15:41

I found myself so excited about this program and the modifications thought of and the progress made. I was thinking about your questions as I reread some of the sections about the E-pal program. I do not believe I would make the content of the emails too focused on mini-lessons and educational content. To me, this could take away some of the fun that students had in emailing back and fourth about what they want. Also, the participants and professionals in the study made sure to take time during the school day to work on different programs and aspects of emailing, and I believe that would be sufficient. If I saw this as a fun thing, and then the emails became school work that I had to do at home I would lose interest.

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