Writing my way through the school year!

Archive for November, 2015

 

I have taught for 30+ years, and over the years, I have connected with former students.

On the street, their jobs, emails, and visits. Last year, 3 siblings surprised me with a visit. I had each of them in my classroom. One had graduated from college and was working in D.C, one was in college, and one had just graduated from high school.They not only thanked me, but they talked to my students, gave them some of their wisdom and let them know how fortunate they were to have me.:) A student from one of my 3rd grade classes in the 80’s, found me on Facebook, and remembered her experience in my classroom.READ MORE

Google Voice Typing- YES! or BOO!?

When Google Voice Typing was announced all over the Blogosphere, I rejoiced!

And just like a teacher, I thought about how I could use this in my classroom, and I was happy.

I introduced it to my class the other day, and they were happy.


BUT, now I’m thinking… am I interfering with their ability to learn how to write?

Am I interfering with their ability to navigate a keyboard?

What about spelling? Will it help them become better/worse spellers?


I guess this is one of those Pros and Cons type of things…

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