Haven’t written anythng relating to education of late but stumbled upon this exciting classroom use of WordPress. If I was still teaching in the classroom there is no doubt that I’d be using some of these great ideas. When I left the classroom 11 years ago I was linking my classroom to the world -BIGTIME. I thought I’d REBLOG this information for any educators who are Techno-Keen!
Grumpy

The WordPress.com Blog

Last month, we attended the Modern Language Association’s annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts, and had a great time talking to educators about how WordPress.com encourages in-class conversations to keep going and keeps students and parents up to date. Today, we’re taking a closer look at how some tech-savvy teachers are using WordPress.com to create educational experiences that seamlessly blend the traditional and virtual worlds.

The Paper-Free Class Experiment

My name is Mr. Hays and I teach 8th grade Language Arts. I am a National Board Certified teacher, and I have been reflecting on my role as a teacher this past summer. This year, I  have decided to try a radically different approach to teaching. I want to step away from the traditional classroom for a while and see just how much we can do online.

With The Paper-Free Class Experiment, Florida middle school English teacher James Hays has built…

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