Well, it has been a busy two days. The second day of camp brought us to blogging from Tony Vincent. Tony is an educator from Nebraska who started his fifth graders blogging back in 2001. He has a different opinion about the role of blogging and all it can be. Check out his blog.
Blogging is more than just an electronic journal. Basically you can do with a blog just the same things you can do with a web page with much less work.
Day two also delivered our handheld computers. I can’t describe how excited everyone was. In just a couple of hours everyone was beaming each other their business cards. It was great! In the evening sessions, I attended Tony’s session on blogging and one on a school district who is using handheld computers in their classrooms. The possibilities of handhelds in classrooms is just as exciting as the possibilities of blogging.
Day three was field trip day. My group got to travel to the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. It was a little drive to get there, but it was worth it. I lived in Tucson for years before, but I had never been there before.