I am wishing for the ability to have a safe, school-district approved FB. I hear there’s a site out there that mimics it, but what I’m wishing I could use is one of those groups where people have to be invited. People don’t really want new social networking places to go to (I’m surprised that a number of people read this blog sometimes!), but now that I’ve been going to FB for my Distance Learning class, I find that I end up on FB a lot more. I suspect that kids would end up on a group page a lot if we had it linked to their FB.
My advanced class evidently spent last night planning out their back stories and how they all overlapped. One girl brought in a map, with pictures, of how the different personae were starting to interact. Another pair came in and asked whether they could make a movie in their own time for extra credit. Hmm…writing a script in Russian and then filming themselves speaking Russian? Is that my dream of what I want kids to be doing in their spare time, or what?! I didn’t even pretend that I was thinking about it, just let them see me be happy and say “yes.”