From an e-mail from one of the project coordinators:
We are very excited about an online collaborative project that we will be starting tomorrow, Tuesday, April 13th. Four classes will be reading the novel, Sarah, Plain and Tall, two classes from Galloway Twp., New Jersey and two classes from Hazel Pattison Elementary located in Katy, Texas. This project provides students with an opportunity to discuss characters, predictions, and connections with students from various backgrounds and life experiences. After reading two chapters, students will document their journal entries by using a weblog, or online journal. This technology, allows participants to type their thoughts and instantly post them to the internet. Students have been assigned team numbers and will read and respond to their partner’s entries. Classroom teachers will also “highlight” postings within their classrooms and comment together as a class.
Obviously a lot of work has gone into the planning of this collaboration. Another cool project to watch…