As part of a mobile learning pilot through Kajeet, I've been coaching teachers and students using tablets this year. The kids get to take them home and are supplied with 4G connectivity. Everyone has been a joy to work with... the teachers tackle new challenges on a regular basis, and the kids are enthusiastic about their work.
As a culminating project, we've invited noted children's author Grace Lin to a Hangout on Air conversation today. These fifth grade students read her book, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, and participated in book discussions in Edmodo with kids in another Illinois town and in Massachuets. We're all coming together virtually today to listen to Grace and to ask her questions about her work!
You can view from our event page or right here on my blog!
Many thanks to all the great teachers (and their students!) participating: Donna Roman, Jen Teahan, Tasia Pena, Jeanette Franchi, Jacqueline Rivera, Sheila Clark and Dylan Underwood