Anne and I have been working on getting our journalists together, her third graders and my high schoolers, and I’m hoping it will come about this week. The plan right now is to have my students mentor hers as they work through a research project. They’ve been doing some great Web logging already on their NewsQuest site (linked above.) I’m hoping maybe my kids can help them through the reporting process by sharing their own experiences so far and giving some supportive feedback to what Anne’s kids are doing and writing. If anyone has any creative ideas to add to this loose plan, please feel free to post. (AND, I’m working on getting a surprise guest collaborator as well…more a little later.)
This is one of the coolest applications of Web logs, I think. My students can become teachers without leaving the classroom. And what better way to learn than to teach? I’m looking forward to seeing how this plays out, and as Anne said in a recent e-mail, ” I have a feeling something good will develop from this that you or I might not even have thought of yet.” Oh, the possibilites!!