Monday, September 16, 2013

Taking Time to Blog with my Daughter

I have seen what students can do with technology.  What is a mother to do when opportunities to create with technology are not all over your child's classroom? I begin to sprinkle it in to spend time with her and share with her teacher.

My daughter does not attend a school that I work with.  I'd like to keep it that way.  I don't want to be a helicopter parent. When she was 4, she would passionately talk about wanting to go to "Spanish school."  She would tell me she wanted to speak Spanish.  I sought out a public dual language school that could help make her dream happen. :)

In the back of my mind, I wondered what my little girl would create. I wondered if she would use the computer.  I wondered what she would learn.  I also knew I was not her classroom teacher.  Nope, I have a "one up."  I'm her Mother, her first, and most important teacher and role model.

After her first day of Kinder, we created a Blog together.  It was also my project to begin blogging myself.  I also wanted to have a portfolio of my daughter's learning.  We didn't do much with it last year and we are starting all over again. :)

This year, we decided it was time to give it another shot.  We worked on a project together.  When we were finished, we sent an email to her teacher to share her work.  Friday, I received a message back.  Her teacher played the Puppet Pals video we created and posted on her blog for her class.  

Last night, before she went to bed, I showed her that she had 587 blog views (in the history of her blog).  She smiled very big and asked, "Does everyone like it?"  Then, she repeated, "587."  

She's my daughter and student.  I love her and am going to help her be a 21 Century Learner.  Check out her blog, Kaylee Shares, and leave her a comment.