I've had some people asking me how I integrate blogging with such young students. I wanted to share a link to the author (and book) that helped guide me through the process of integration. Kathy Cassidy is a first grade teacher who has every student in her class blogging and tweeting. Yes, in first grade. She published a book called Connected from the Start: Global Learning in the Primary Grades. It's a quick read that talks about tools like blogging, Twitter, and Skype along with other ways to utilize technology for all age levels.
I wanted to share a link I found to a post on her blog from when her book was first being released. This blog post has a link to the book itself if you want to read it, but it also shares her journey that brought her to writing and publishing the book. I thought it was great to read her perspective on technology in the classroom. She has even tweeted my students when we've had questions for her! I definitely think it's worth a read and I would absolutely recommend the book.
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