For this week's slice, I didn't have a feel for what to write about so I went back through my writer's notebook and found a
Monday Morning warm-up prompt posted by Jo Knowles on her blog. During a summer writing camp that she teaches, she allows campers to post their ideas for writing prompts. In the spirit of fostering student ownership, I think having students contribute prompt ideas would be helpful and I plan to use it this year.
The prompt I chose to write to was "Come Away with Me"...
Since I have been so inspired by all of the technology I've learned and experienced this summer, that was my topic of choice...also inspired by learning that I'll be in a newly constructed (2008) school this year that will have technology options available! Woo-hoo!
Come Away with Me
By Amy Rudd
Come away with me
from the land of old
to the land of the new
of inspiration and information!
A place where technology helps you grow and do what you do
No more chalk boards with all that dust
Now on with technology it 's really a must!
The virtual world is a fantastic place
where everything's buzzing at a break-neck pace
An interesting place where new ideas are ablaze
a place of mystery, adventure, play
iPads, Smartboards, Twitter, and Pinterest
You're sure to engage in something of interest!
So off and away- get started today!
Choose someone who can help (a friend in deed)
and you'll be on your way as you have all you need!