I had an incredible experience this summer assisting GED Instructor, Linda Bonas, implement blogging and RSS readers with her GED Book Club! The challenges were many - which made it all the more rewarding!
the core group of about ten students juggle work and family obligations, thus meeting dates and times were sporadically attended,
though some of the students used e-mail communication, many were not familiar with the Internet or computer,
blogging and RSS were definitely new concepts to the students, and
many of the students were former English as a Second Language students and were learning lots of new vocabulary, writing structure skills, and information literacy along the way.
The following VoiceThread gives a bit more insight to the adventure - can't wait to see students grow in their reading, blogging, and commenting as they begin the new book! Kudos to Linda for introducing GED curriculum with innovative ideas and technology tools!
Named for Lorenzo Walker, former State legislator and Naples pioneer, the high school and post-secondary technical center share a campus at 3702 Estey Avenue, Naples, FL 34014. Both educational institutions focus on "Knowledge That Works!"