Ahhhh technology. when it goes right, it is soooo good. When it goes bad, well, it REALLY goes bad. Though I usually have pretty good luck with tried and true web tools, occasionally, something goes wrong. Like back in September when I attempted to have my class make glogs. The problem? The internet was running so slowly that it took literally 5 minutes to load each page. Or yesterday. Yesterday was A LOT of fun. We were trying to use a tool that was new to me, boom writer. Our class has been studying word choice and their affect on the mood and tone of a narrative. So yesterday, I thought, awesome! We will use boom writer to write the first chapter of a book paying special mind to tone, mood, and voice. Next week, after we vote for the best start, all of the students could attempt to pick up the style of the first writer, emulating the mood of the work. Cool, right? Wrong! Nothing went right. We couldn't get them logged on easily, some of the students never received emails with the passwords, and it would not allow me to create my own prompt. The result: a class full of very frustrated students and a teacher who wants to use a pen and paper for a while.
Literacy and Technology Specialist, English Teacher, Learner, Integrationist.