I just realized that TLC can stand for tender loving care or technological learning community. Tee-Hee.
Today I am doing a final edit of my Term 1 Reports. I’m slowly growing cross-eyed, but I’ve noticed something interesting. Somewhere in my ‘specific comments’ or ‘specific next steps’, every student ended up with at least one reference to how they’ve demonstrated their learning using iPad technology or their personal blogs. This is a testament to how valuable this collaborative experience has been to me. I’ve managed to integrate what I’ve learned across the curriculum in my grade 2 classroom. I think I’m actually on the road to becoming a teacher who uses technology in a way that includes creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking and problem solving. I still have many questions, but I am so excited to continue using everything I’ve learned to help me answer them.
I want to thank my collaborative community. I creep your blogs all the time. Thank you to those who took a minute to comment on my student’s blogs as well. It meant the world to them!
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Rebecca, I too am doing my final edit of my reports today and I have the students’ blogs open on a computer beside me. We’re getting better and better and posting our learning on the blogs. When I was a beginning teacher, I was always worried that when we did lessons that did not involve a paper product at the end, others would think we didn’t do anything that day. I love when our lessons are oral and more exploratory, we can snap a picture to show that yes indeed we did accomplish a lot!