My 3rd/4th Grade Language Arts group has penpals in Kentucky. How did that happen? Check out ePals. It is a site connecting students and classrooms globally. We just happened to connect up with Kentucky.
We will write letters (so old school! But, I think the best of Old School.) We will research the questions they have for us. We will find a way to post our information online. (Wiki? Blog? Webquests?) We will find a way to video-conference with the other classroom.
This really is driving the LA curriculum with the group. Well, no, the Standards are driving the curriculum, but this is going to be the vehicle to travel through this part of Learning-ville. I am SO excited.
Here are a few Youtube videos that I’m showing the kids as advanced organizers: