Mahtomedi High School is predominantly affluent, overwhelmingly caucasian & benefits greatly from technology.
I have discovered the following so far (Sunday Oct 5th).
3 out of 4 of my classes questioned so far:
- 71 of 82 have an idea what a blog is;
- 5 of 82 have set up their own blog;
- 3 of 82 still make use of their blog.
In class last week 2 of my classes were led by me to explore blogs & set up their own. Their blog must still exist & operate in 4-5 weeks.
- 70 of 82 had an idea about wikis;
- 1 made use of a wiki.
Those same 2 classes have now investigated wikis & have been divided into groups to operate their group's wiki.
They will be using them to create a product that explains a province/territory in Canada (it is a geography class).
Nearly all students are familiar with & have used MySpace & Facebook.
All the best,
Update: each of my student groups has now presented their 'blog product' to the class.
Each group now has to do an evaluation of the exercise.
October 14th 2008.