Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Cross Country Blogging...

As you all know, we are being watched by quite a few people not only in the U.S., but in the world. Thankfully, we have been given the opportunity to communicate and learn from these people. Now all we have to do is figure out how to communitcate with these folks. Check out this blog from a school in Alabama:
How do you think that we should talk with them? What do you want this to look like? And extra ideas?


Blogger levik said...

One idea to communicate with this class is to add one thing to the daily scribes task. They could comment on the daily scribes writing from the other school. This way each scribe gets feedback and future scribes can look back at what to do and what not to do. It wouldn't take long but would be productive.

September 06, 2006 5:00 PM  
Blogger MrsC said...

Great idea! Keep the ideas coming.
- The Alabama teacher :)

September 06, 2006 6:26 PM  
Blogger Haley C said...

I think that this would be a great idea because it would give us a prospective from a whole other world. I think that Levi's suggestion was great because then we could some of their ideas and put them into our blog when we are the scribe.

September 06, 2006 7:14 PM  
Blogger Ianr3 said...

Hello from ALabama, I am really excited to be able to communicate with y'all. Mabye we can learn a lot about each other's cultures. Oh and I apologize for the y'all.

September 07, 2006 9:47 AM  
Blogger Jason R. 1 said...

Hello Up there, We are all very excited to start communicating with you guys. I hope that we can stay in touch and learn about eachother's daily experiences in each of our classes.

September 07, 2006 4:53 PM  
Blogger GuerryF1 said...

I think it would be really cool to do this often. We will be able to pick up on diffent things that being from the south we might not think about and then return the favor to you.

September 07, 2006 5:50 PM  
Blogger Kurt W. said...

I think that this is an awesome way to get a couple of cultures that would not have any communication to talk a little bit. I really like Levi's idea. We can bounce stuff off of each other. Hopefully this takes off!

P.S. Ian, don't worry about the y'all. I'm sure some of our Colorado slang will rub off on you guys.

September 07, 2006 9:53 PM  
Blogger EmilyW said...

I think that levi's idea would work really well. It would allow our classes to understand and get to know each other. Hopefully it will allow classes to be more open about what is going on not just in their own classroom.

September 08, 2006 1:09 PM  
Blogger Kyle G said...

I like this idea, it is always fun to meet people from other parts of the country, and now the West gets to know the South, and vice versa. It will be interesting to see how our two cultures interact and effect each other.

Like Kurt said, don't worry about the "y'all," we do have our own slang that you'll see plenty of, it is just the mixing of cultures.

September 08, 2006 3:24 PM  
Blogger Matt W said...

I'm very excited to be a part of this opportunity. Hopefully we'll learn plenty from each other's classes. I know we have thought about several ideas as to what this class interaction will look like, but I'd like to know what you guys (Alabama Seniors) think. What do you want this exchange to look like? How should we conduct it?

September 08, 2006 3:45 PM  
Blogger stephm said...

Hey what is up, so I think this is a great idea because we are in such a crutial point in our lives. What with college and all. And it will be great to talk to y'all about different things that we are going through in class to help prepare ourselves for the wonderful journey ahead. wow so poetic

September 08, 2006 11:00 PM  
Blogger Scott M said...

This sounds really cool. The thing that I would like us to do is post some of our writings on the blogs. Then the people from the other class could give us some fresh ideas on our writing. I'm not really sure how well it would work but it sounds like it would really help me out with my writing.

September 09, 2006 11:12 AM  
Blogger hannahm said...

I think that this is an awesome idea. We as a class have the oppertunity to see what other classes in the school or even in the district are doing on a daily basis, but to see what a class on the other side of the country is doing is really cool.

September 09, 2006 2:05 PM  
Blogger chrisg said...

I think that we should try to learn as one class, for the things that we both do. It would be neat if we shared what we learned, and to see if we can help each other reach to new areas of the subject.

September 09, 2006 5:12 PM  
Blogger MarinaB said...

it seems really cool and everything but i also think that it might lose intrest if the classes end up not having the same assignments. I was thinking that if that happens we could exchange Curent Events that are happening in Colorado and Alabama. it would allow us to comment on how we were affected or ask comments realating the topic or how they were affected. It would help us stay in touch as well as keeping up on what's happening cross country...

September 10, 2006 10:59 AM  
Blogger melissa b said...

This is a great idea! I think we should post some of our work and see what the Alabama student's think! I think we should take this as an advantage to be able to communicate with students from a different state is very beneficial!

1. we will be able to see how they learn
2.Meet future college classmates
3. Have intenze discussions!

well i am done here

Later Gators!

September 10, 2006 12:06 PM  
Blogger David L said...

I think this is an awesome idea, and I agree with Scott M. We should definitely post some of our writing and hear from not only our classmates but you guys in Alabama as well. Also, maybe we could consider posting on each other's blogs as well, i.e. Free Will Vs. Fate, and get some ideas as to what you all think as well.

September 10, 2006 1:30 PM  
Blogger ashleyg said...

I am really excited for this. Some of their kids said it would be neat to read the same book at the same time and I think if time permits it we should. Also like Smith said, and i don't know if you all have or not but we should take a class photo and put it up. I'm excited!

September 10, 2006 3:37 PM  
Blogger ZachM said...

I think ashley is right it would be great to read the same book, or maybe do the same project, and see how the two classes compare. It will be neat to see how another part of the country reacts to the same material.

September 10, 2006 3:41 PM  
Blogger DavidV said...

so im gonna agree that we should find something in common in the curriculum, so that way we can have something in common in order to relay ideas. but like dave L said it would also be a good idea to post on each others blogs too. The whole puting some of our writings up on here could be a good idea to get some other input from students who arent just people we know.

September 10, 2006 5:17 PM  
Blogger LeAnneC said...

I think that cross country blogging is a good idea because they we know what is going outside of our town. I think it's good to understand what other people from other parts of the country are going through. It makes you more cultured and informed. That would be really cool if we read the same book or had the same curriculum because it's always good to get different perspectives.

September 10, 2006 7:33 PM  
Blogger Amy K said...

I would personally like to know more about what you are studying/reading/learning about. Have you started college essays? What books are you reading? I would be really interested in keeping back and forth conversations about the similar/different things both classes are studying.

September 10, 2006 8:53 PM  
Blogger Mark C said...

I also am excited about the cross country blogging, but in order for it to be effective we will need to make it a priority to interact in each class's blog. As for ideas on how to make this work the best, I would agree with what others have said about going through the same book or activity at the same time. Also, I think both classes should participate in both blogs as much as possible.

September 10, 2006 9:36 PM  
Blogger Andy S said...

I like the idea of getting to now people from what seems like a hole different culture even though they are kids just like us. I think that it will be a little harder to get to know one another but I think it can be done as long as some effort is put into it.

September 13, 2006 7:38 AM  

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