We're using http://kidblog.org/mrsdeveresreading/
as our reading blog for discussions about literature, reading strategies, vocabulary, and more. Hopefully, as we get further into the school year and get more of our technology issues fixed at school, this will become an experience that is both educational, enlightening, and fun!
Every 4th grader at SJE has already been added as a student user. Students find their name and use their 6-digit password that is also used for logging on to all computers and other programs here at school. For everyone, passwords are 21 _ _ _ _ (their 4-digit lunch number). After logging in, students may explore the site (I'm sure they'll find more ways to use it than I'm aware of right now) and locate their class, which is Mrs. Devere's Reading. I've already posted their first assignment.
Please let me know if there are further issues with being able to log in. And, as always, students are welcome to come upstairs early (between 7:30 - 8:00) on any morning between Monday and Thursday to complete their assignment if access to a computer is not readily available at home.