More wired than a Roman Internet café
Below is a portion of an email I sent regarding the use of technology in my Middle School Latin classes:
My students (middle school aged) participate in Wiki translations and Blog composition exercises through my schools private website as well as create their own PowerPoint presentations and upload notes, etc. to my private SharePoint site. These exercises not only help them become more acquainted with the different computer resources, but it also allows them to have peer feedback and review both in class and at home. Also, this has allowed my students who have been sent to alternative school for a time to keep up with what is going on in Latin class.
Being fairly technolocally proficient, I enjoy exploring the different options I have for bringing technology into my Latin class to reach my students (in a time when all of my students are on MySpace at home and texting throughout class). END EMAIL
I appreciate any feedback about my Blog/Wiki experiment or alternative ideas for using Blogs or Wikis or any other online sources (after all, most of my students are constantly on MySpace, YouTube, etc. when they are at home).