Sunday, September 09, 2007

Laptops, Blogs, Websites and Wikis!

I have been so excited by the technology that my school has allowed and encouraged me to implement! I have received laptops in my room - one per desk or child, and they are permanently wired through the ceiling. I have my desks in 4 pods, with colorful poles running up the center with the wiring. The laptops are on their own server in my room, so that at any given time, we can bounce between methods of learning with the technology at the ready! I'll try to post pictures of the set up next time. My blogs have been running beautifully, especially the 8th grade blog - what food for thought! Here are the links to the 5th and 8th grade blogs:
8th Grade: http://ghahoi.blogspot.com/ and 5th Grade: http://ghajs5.blogspot.com/. The wikis have been pretty neat as well - some of them are more up and running than others. 8th Grade: http://8thgradeghahoi.wikispaces.com/
6th Grade:http://6thgradeghamishnah.wikispaces.com/ and the
5th Grade:https://5thgradeghajudaicstudies.wikispaces.com/
My 5th Grade website is up and running. Don't be surprised if you see a few places where Hebrew or symbols come out funny - I'm still fixing things due to the changes in server: http://moaty.ghaonline.org/5js/ The 6th Grade site for Mishnah is up and running, but continues to be edited, so please have patience: http://moaty.ghaonline.org/6mishnah/ and the 8th Grade History of Israel site is up and running, but is continuously under construction as well: http://moaty.ghaonline.org/8hoi/ More to come later..... Wishing everyone on this list a Shanah Tovah U'metukah!!

2 comments:

bouwser said...

Wow, I really like your ideas of getting technology impliment in the classroom. Using blogs in schools should be something that all teachers, new and old, use to get their students interested in all of subjects at school. I really hope this trend catches on!

Carrie Moaty said...

Thanks! The things the kids in 8th grade have been discussing are just wonderful. I've also used it as a place to link to and discuss current events. I don't know if you got a chance to look at some of what they've been discussing, but it's gotten me really excited!