Monday, August 6, 2012

A Day in the Life of ...

Class 12 students wrote from the point of view of their class fish! This project got me inspired to have students tweet what the class pet is thinking, feeling, or viewing each day on twiducate. Twiducate is like twitter, but it's kid-friendly. It's a safe environment, no predators or obscenity. Plus, student's info is protected. Encourage students to get creative with their tweets. Kids will have a blast reading what their peers come up with, just make sure to tell kids to be nice (nothing derogatory about the pet).

Another idea for the classroom is to start a profile page on edmodo (facebook for kids) for your pet. Students can leave the class pet a message! 

If you'd like to create a writing prompt about your pet or have a different student helper write a weekly update from the pet's point of view, like Class 12, you could create a class blog. Kidblog is a blogging site for students. Like twiducate and edmodo, kidblog is completely kid-friendly. Plus all of these web 2.0 tools are free!

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