I haven’t led a summer camp in a long time, but after the year of new learning I had, I was excited to lead a couple. That’s certainly one of the benefits of new learning – you’re energized and want to share it with others.
Well, my two camps have turned into one because of enrollment. Fortunately, as it happened, it was easy to roll them together for a Create a Website/Blog Camp.
The group is so small (yet very attentive and interested), that I’m sitting with them in the student desks.
- Day 1 we went through the set up steps and functionality of the website. I like this learning side-by-side set-up. It’s all good!
- On Day 2, when I took a little step back to see what was happening overall, I saw active, purposeful learning together. Lots of excited chatter. I like that we’re collaborating, brainstorming, helping, teaching, and encouraging each other with what we are trying and discovering. That’s right, I’m counting myself in this learning group! I l love how teacher inevitably always becomes learner.
Day 3 – 5 on the horizon. A flexible plan is in place. My desk is ready. My student desk, that is.
Wonder what I’ll learn today? 😉
If you’re curious, here’s my outline of the week. It’s changed a little each day though – you know how that goes! I’m adjusting the sails as the wind blows. 🙂
Day 1: Examples of websites/different purposes, create Weebly accounts, peruse the many themes and try some out, internet safety
Day 2: Site titles, web addresses, pages vs posts, begin pages, add visitor counter (student’s request!)
Day 3: Pages and drop-down menus, title & subtitle ideas, add images & credit sources
Day 4: The blog page, widgets, reading and commenting, digital citizenship, internet safety (yes, again!)
Day 5: Add links in pages, gallery, slide show, columns, audio clips…as much as possible on the last day!