Today's opening moment was a video poem read by Taylor Mali.
It was a beautiful, hot day for the Southern Maine Writing Project
Marathon around Gorham. Groups descended upon the streets where they
stopped at Gorham locations to write a brief 10, 15 or 20 minute piece
of writing. Groups shared their writing during their stops as well as
back in the classroom. Fellows from all over the country participated
in the writing marathon!
Back in the classroom, Brigid showed the class how to use Google Plus access E-Anthos open mic via, a platform through which fellows posted pieces of writing for comments as well as commented on the writings of participants nationwide. What a great platform to share out work! Rebecca
demonstrated how to use Evernote, an electronic notebook that
can be used via the internet. It had some great features such as:
audio, videos, photos, text, and organization of tags. Evernote can even be used to maintain student portfolios.
Tomorrow the first learning autobiographies will be presented.
All-in-all a very hot but productive day!