Since some of my teachers took the challenge to blow the lid off blogging, I have been seeing some amazing things. Here are just a few highlights:
Mr. Wolfe posted an introduction video of himself and posted it to YouTube. He then embedded the video on his blog. Check out the embedded photo slide show on his “About the Teacher” page as well!
Ms. Curley blogged about the first day of school and found a cute animated gif to brighten up her post. I also like how she links back to her team members’ blogs. You have to love the photo of her head in the croc’s mouth (or is it an alligator?)!
Mrs. Haines blogs about the first day of school as well. She has links to important documents and forms on her MOS page. She was also the first teacher to try podcasting at our school last year.
Mrs. Lancaster hits the ground running with tons of comments from her students. She, like several other teachers, has created separate blogs for each of her classes so they have their own space.
Mr. Green has pages for students to post comments about themselves. I love all the links to educational videos like the updated version of “Did You Know?” and math tutorial videos from YouTube. How informative!
Mrs. Johnson has lots of responses to her first blog post on student expectations for the school year. I like that she turns this around on the students because they are learning all about their teachers’ expectations of them this week.
Mrs. Washalefsky has a page for novel discussion and I love the picture of herself in a Marrakech market!
Mrs. McNamara has a discussion with some of her students through the comments on her blog. What a great way to communicate with students!
Last but certainly not least, Coach Churchill highlights the first couple of days at school and embeds a YouTube video in a post titled, “Never underestimate what you can achieve.” He also posted a link to the standards for the President’s Physical Fitness test. Way to go, Coach!
I am almost speechless at what these teachers have achieved in just a few days. I didn’t even have time to teach them some of these skills. They have taken the reins for themselves and run away with it! It seems teachers have found their voice too! I can’t wait to see what they come up with next!