I consider myself to be moderately technologically-literate. However I always feel like I'm behind the eight ball when I discover "new" things that I find out have been around for a while now. I attended a training last week on "Differentiation Using Technology"-sounds exciting right? Well, it was but now I have this huge list of programs to see if I can navigate.
I was really excited to try out Kidblog: http://kidblog.org/home/
I'm still playing with it and trying figure out how it all works. I introduced it to my kiddos before the break and they all made up their own passwords (that was hilarious by the way-they'd say "dinosaur" and I'd say, "are you sure you can spell that?" Ok, then "dog"). The first time I asked them what they learned at school that day and actually did get 2 responses *yay*. We've been on break this past week and a couple of them have posted-how's Ruby doing, I saw the Oz movie, etc.
If you don't use this, it seems like a fun thing to use maybe even as an exit ticket type of activity-what did you learn today? I can see you being able to ask specific questions to specific students and using it to differentiate that way, I'm just not sure I work with a population of students where they have regular access to the web at home.
If you do use this, what kinds of activities do you do with it? I know I'm probably missing some brilliant way to use it as a resource.