Cathy's thoughts - As you read this blog, it doesn’t take long to realize that the idea came after the process. I seem to operate that way sometime. “Oh, I should have done …” long after I should have done it. So my plan was to resort to our e-mail. Yes, Tyrone and I both used work of both classes and each other as needed. Generally, we uploaded our products through e-mail or Orkut, so that we could share what we might be doing to share the project within our schools and countries. Still, I occasionally I feel the need to ask again – are you sure it is okay that I use it this way. There is much emotion as we share cultures, ideologies, pedagogy, and projects. For both of us, this is the peak of our careers – it doesn’t get much better than this. Then again, who knows what the future will bring.
May 25, 2009
Cathy, I see our work as just one and both of us are the "parents" of the project. So, we both are responsible for their results and products. If I didn't make a good use of them, it won’t be good for both of us. So be free to use everything I write to you or that is produced by my students. I hope you think the same. Regarding the professional blog, for me, it is ok.
Just for you to know, here at Parque School we have been working with Portfolio this year. So, everything that we do in class is supposed to be explained in details: photos, texts explaining the whole process, etc. In this sense, your idea is welcome, as I, for instance, have the need to print some of your e-mails in order to explain the process of our project!! I haven't printed them systematically, but some of them will be necessary to be printed and put as annex in my portfolio.
So, your idea is good and welcome. I agree with a professional blog. Go ahead!!!---Tyrone
Tyrone, I sit here with more to do than I will ever finish, but I had a brainstorm -- always dangerous. I would like to have a professional blog where I post some of our e-mails from our early correspondence on up through our more recent -- as we discuss ideas, problems, and plan strategies to connect our students.
It would be a great Professional Development tool that we could make available to our colleagues, our students, the media, or whatever we decide.
We can put our logo, pictures of our schools, and our pictures along with links to our school blogs and orkut, and to our poetry book once it is published.
What do you think? ---Cathy