It’s already nearly the end of the first week and the students (see the header image) have settled in so well it’s as though they never went away. It’s been a bit of a slog, with lots of testing and assessments and the setting up of new routines, but the positive attitude and enthusiasm of the students have made the process an easy one. Unfortunately, this has meant that none of the “fun” stuff has started yet and we are still a few days away from getting all our ICT up and running, but it will all be worth it when we get there.
Next week, fingers crossed, the students will begin work on their own blogs. We’ve already started the essential preparations. We’ve looked at a range of student blogs (thanks to All Things Quebec) and made notes on what we like, don’t like and the things that help make a good blog. The next task will be to learn about how we stay safe with our blogs and the rules for posting, commenting and copyright. I’m sure this will be one of our best blogging years yet!