Five years ago I wrote an eBook about the ways that my six-year-old students and I jumped into the opportunities provided by the Internet to connect with people and classrooms around the world.
Beginning in 2005, my students, despite their tender age, each had their own blog as an online portfolio of their learning and regularly posted artifacts such as photos and videos to showcase their progress. We used Skype to video conference with classes across North America and beyond and besides learning so much about others, we worked on our reading, math and other skills with them. We used Twitter as a learning tool for reading, writing, math, social studies and science. Connecting with and learning from others was part of the way we learned.
The book was my opportunity to share the positive effects of a thoughtful approach to social technologies in the primary grades and beyond.
How To Get A Free Copy Of My Book
Because of the unique arrangement I had with my publisher (thank you, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach!), the book’s copyright has now returned to me and I have chosen to give the book away for free.
If you would like to have a copy, you can download it here: