Friday, January 30, 2009
International School Blogs
The first site I found is the Green School in Bali, Indonesia. Click Here It seems like a wonderful school to attend. There are classroom blogs from each year, year 1-2, year 3-4, etc. It does not use grades as we know them, first grade, second grade, etc. This school goes through year 8. The blogs seem to be informational for the parents to keep up with what is going on at school. According to one place on the blog, the blog is an "online forum that highlights some of the magical things that take place on our campus daily". This type of blog is a great resource for parents and for students. The parents can keep up with what is happening, and the students can look back over the year and see what they have learned. It could also help students remember things that happened last week or last month.
The next international blog I found Click Here was created by Amanda DeCardy. She works as a technology integrationist at Shanghai American School, Pudong Campus. This blog is interesting because she describes the way she uses technology in the classroom and what her students are learning from it. This blog is helpful to parents and other teachers because she does describe what she is doing in the classroom. She posts pictures and some video. As a parent, I would love seeing this. She has even created a school youtube channel, which she says is good because "Kids love to see themselves on YouTube, parents love to share the videos of their kids with family, potential students can view the videos to see what life is like at the school, and
potential teachers can view the videos to see what life is like at the school." Sounds like a good idea to me!