Students in Ms. Caitlin Castellano’s, Ms. Briar Falvo’s and Ms. Jennifer Isik’s seventh grade English classes became bloggers through Kidblog. Through this blogging platform, introduced by Director of Technology Mr. Lee Araoz, they crafted opinion pieces for the Controversial Conversations class blog.
While reading the play “Inherit the Wind,” they have been engaged in discussions and debates on the critical issues outlined in this classic story. They read current news articles on contentious topics and created blog posts with their opinions that were added to a Controversial Conversations class blog. Students then read and responded to posts written by their peers across their grade. They loved having this platform as an outlet to voice their opinions. The school is very excited to increase student engagement and enhance learning using this excellent digital platform.