Sunday, February 27, 2011

C4K Summary Post

Jeremy is a student in Division 17 school located in Comox Valley on Vancouver Island his blog is entitled The Gamer's Edge. I noticed, while reading the blogs of several students in this school there is lots to do on Vancouver Island. They are lucky enough to have beaches, mountains, and forests. Jeremy wrote in his first post that one of his favorite things is to go camping with his friends. These kids are also serious gamers, as you can tell from the name of his blog, Jeremy is no exception and is currently playing Black Ops. His second post, which is the one I commented on, was about the birth of his new baby brother. Jeremy is a great writer and story teller. This is what I wrote to Jeremy:
Megan said,

ON FEBRUARY 9TH, 2011 AT 7:44 PM
Hi Jeremy,
My professor Dr. Strange told me about your class and how good you guys are at writing blogs. He thinks you guys are so good at writing blogs that he made them required reading. For college students!
I really enjoyed reading your post. I think you should make sure to save a copy of it so that when you teach your baby brother how to read he will know what was happening on the day he was born. I bet he would think it was really funny that your sister body slammed your snowman. I have a little brother and an older sister. Having a younger brother is lots of fun. I bet you can’t wait to teach him how to make a snowman!
I am very jealous of your snow day. I live in Alabama, on the Gulf Coast of the United States, so we don’t get any snow. The only days we get out of school are for hurricanes!
Keep up the good work! I can’t wait to read more of your adventures.

My second C4K assignment was Shanika, a student at Pt. England school in Auckland, New Zealand. The students in this school create their own podcasts, blogs, and even a TV channel on the internet. They are committed to preparing students for the 21st century. Shortly before I commented on her post each student in Shanika's class had received their very own netbook. They posted a great video of the kids opening the boxes and turning them on for the first time on their class blog. This is what I wrote to Shanika:
Megan Simmons said...
Hi Shanika,
I'm Megan and I am taking a class called EDM310 which is taught by Dr. Strange at the University of South Alabama in the United States. That's about 7,800 miles from where you are!
You did a really great job on this post. The picture is very well done. This post makes me want to go for a swim but it's not quite warm enough for that yet. Keep up the good work. I bet you'll have even more great posts now that you've got your cool netbook!

My final C4K assignment this month was am2011 a student in Mr. Wolfe's fourth grade class in Birmingham, AL. Mr. Wolfe has his own really cool blog which is a great addition to my PLN! In the blog I commented on am2011 gave a great report on the Florida manatee. Here's what I wrote:
Megan Simmons
February 27, 2011 at 5:29 PM
What a great report! I’m a student at the University of South Alabama in Mobile and I was assigned your blog to read. I’m really glad I was because I now know so much more about the manatee. I liked the picture you chose because it shows all the characteristics of a manatee that you talked about in your post. I can see his wrinkled skin, his small eyes and his paddle shaped tail! I hope to read more great posts from you in the future.

-Megan Simmons

1 comment:

  1. Megan,

    Thanks for stopping by our class blog and mentioning my other blog too. am2011 really enjoyed your comment. She made a special point to let me know you commented. This is thier first experience with blogging and we are all learning as we go.

    Stephen Wolfe