One of the benefits of having students blog is that they build an archive of their work. Today I had my students find an earlier post to â€œremixâ€. If they were in our class in 4th grade, they had to choose a post from 4th grade â€“ if they joined us last year they had to pick a post from 5th grade â€“ and students new to us this year had to pick a post from before the Holidays.
They are editing for various errors, but then they are adding descriptive words, changing things around, adding content. I got a somewhat negative reaction to the idea at first, but now that they are working all I hear are tapping keys. We’ll see how it goes when we have time to finish up next week (which is the next time we’ll have time to work on it).
Learning is messy!