Tuesday, November 20, 2012

21st Century School Snapshot: Childhood Chats

Sani, one of my fourth graders arrived at school yesterday with news to share.
     "I talked to Amy," Sani exclaimed.
     "Amy! Really?"
     "Yes, we all did," she replied, "John, Kim and Andrea." Note that Amy is a student in our class that is currently traveling abroad.
     "How is she?" I asked.
     "She's great.  We all got on the same Google doc and talked," Sanie proudly reported with a smile on her face and her hands on her hips.
      Just think about how one amazing tool has minimized the distance of 1,000's of miles and connected a group of students during a weekend afternoon. It's truly a brave new world of learning, and I'm happy to be part of it.

(names have been changed)