So here is another example of what elementary kids can do in terms of publishing text and audio to the Web. This is the Top of the Fold online newspaper that Grandview Elementary in Monsey, NY uses to publish student artwork, podcasts and more. The teachers have a lot to do with posting the work, but the idea is pretty simple: give kids the opportunity to share their work with wide audiences and have them teach to others what they themselves have learned. Take a quick listen to this podcast to see what I mean.

Just think for a second about how differently these teachers consider the work they assign. I’m finding more and more, that’s the real power in all of this. We need to stop passing paper back and forth, don’t we?

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