Quotes from the article:
Her blog, The Open Classroom, seeks to construct “an identity in the blogosphere while reflecting on learning and teaching and technology”.
“People comment and join in the discussion – it is like the conversations you would have in the staff room or at a teachers’ conference but these are with professionals from all over the world. It is a wonderful resource,” Ms McLeay says.
And it is now a resource that is being shared with her students.
“I had one girl’s mum who was so thrilled because teachers from around the world had commented so favourably about her daughter’s writing,” Ms McLeay says. “It gives the students a more authentic audience for their work and enables them to communicate with kids their own age who are living in completely different environments to their own.”
“It is just such a dynamic, invigorating medium, not only for teachers but for the students as well,” she says.
Now I just pulled a few of the great quotes. Jo does such a good job. I love seeing her efforts recognized. Be sure to read the entire article. She talks about her years 9 and 10 writing students sharing blogs with a school in a remote area of northern Canada. This is what it is all about. Kudos to Jo and her kids!