Friday, January 30, 2009

Teachers Using Blogs Internationally

One international class blog that I found was located in Auckland, New Zealand. Buckland's Beach Intermediate school uses several blogs for several of the grades they teach. One of them is located at . The Diary of Anne Frank is the actual name of the blog where a group of 10-11 year old (sixth year) students from Buckland Beach Intermediate posted some of their literature assignments, such as letters written to Anne Frank, summaries, character analyses and other materials. For instance, they posted a podcast reflection on the book and a poster of Anne Frank. Here is their poster designed by Andrew:

anne frank poster

Also at Buckland Beach Intermediate School is another literature-based class blog for the seventh-year students, who are 11-12 year olds. They were in the process of reading "Goodnight Mister Tom", by Michelle Magorian, when their blog was being published. They wrote scripts, picture diagrams, poems, predictions, and discussions about the story. If you type into your browser , you will see their site. If you scroll all the way to the bottom of the page, you can see this little diagram using letters made by Robin:

willie mister tom diagram

1 comment:

John said...

I also found the Goodnight Mr. Tom blog. It looks like a cool and creative project for any class that involves reading novels.