Chapter 8 was a little boring. Although, I did like how helpful the Academic Software Evaluation Rubic was with evaluating Poptropica. I had heard about most of the other systems and software except for authoring systems.
The first blog I liked was Mrs. Busha's class blog. She is a kindergarten teacher and her blog was very interactive. I'm sure even her students can navigate it. It was so darn cute too because it was all pink. My favorite color. The second blog was Comments4kids. This a great blog because it gives kids feedback, constructive criticism, and helps them learn about technology. The third blog was P5c Class Blog 2010/2011. They are doing a class Comic Project. The blog told about how the kids were doing their project and how they were sharing with each other. It was a nice blog. I commented on this blog and said I liked the idea of a comic project. It is very creative and will help encourage the kids to write. The fourth blog was BBC Learning Scotland. They display their latest developments, production tales, and things they are learning in and out of school. They are doing an Olympic Dreams School Search; which is a project in the run-up to the London Olympics. The blog was easy to navigate and had some very interesting links. The fifth blog was The Greatest Middle School Social Studies Blog in the World. It has weekly post and weekly challenges. The blog was great and I think it was my favorite. I think my daughter would really like something like that for school. It was very user friendly and also had blog assignments for the kids.
This week was busy and hectic. I waited till the last moment to do my blog and that was not a good thing for me. I am usually more organized. I am very glad we get two days off school this week. I need it!