[I was supposed to post this last Friday. This is starting to become a
My next recipient of the crimson
megaphone is Alice Mercer, a teacher in California. It has been very
interesting for me to watch Alice’s growth as a blogger over the past year or
so. She’s been going gangbusters ever since her move to her new school and her
blog, The Blog of Ms. Mercer, is
definitely one that deserves a bigger audience (DABA).
I particularly appreciate Alice’s good cheer and her dedication to serving the
needs of economically-disadvantaged children.
Here are a few posts to get you started:
the “whole” point?
I did over the weekend…
fightin’ words…but, let’s talk it over
WOW, I was looking down my reader, and I saw my name in one of the titles, and thought, “well that’s interesting!” Little did I know. It’s an honor, and I’ve posted a thank you here: http://mizmercer.edublogs.org/2008/02/13/wow/
Let me take this opportunity to share that I also blog with a number of “Title One” (that would be economically disadvantaged) school teachers at In Practice (http://inpractice.edublogs.org/) so if my writing gets on your last nerve (hey, I can be an acquired taste) try one of these other folks: Doug Noon, Larry Ferlazzo, Jose Rodriguez, Jennifer Orr, Michaele Sommerville, and Brian Crosby there.
I mention this because I truly feel that we need to include a variety of perspectives and experiences when discussing using technology in the classroom. It has to be about ALL students, not just those (like my son) who are fortunate enough to have high speed Internet and college educated parents at home. I’m glad that Scott agrees with me on this!
I nominated Alice’s blog for an Edublogs Award, so I obviously think you made a great choice!
Congratulations Alice!!! It couldn’t happen to a better person. Scott you know what you are doing!!
A well-deserved recognition of Alice’s work! Her last year’s 5th grade blog has many times been the blog that has helped teachers in my workshops “get” the possibilities of Web 2.0 for teaching and learning.