Monday, September 29, 2008

Give them credit

Sometimes we don't give our students enough credit.

I've been reading over the last assignment for Year 10 (14-15 yr olds) Drama. It was a responding task where they were asked to evaluate cyberdrama as a a "real" form of drama and present their (supported) opinion in an ezine article (which I'm going to spend a few days putting together into a webpage for us within the network.

This has been their second responding task this year and admittedly I was a little nervous - as I've spoken about before the cyberdrama unit has been a rather tumultous one with varying degrees of success (often on a lesson by lesson basis), plus they'd shown resistance to responding tasks earlier in the year (afterall all Drama is is standing on a stage reading lines, isn't it....that opinion has now been changed - thank goodness).

I've been really impressed with the standard of these articles and some of the observations they've made. This one, I just had to share:

As years go by, and we head further into the 21st century, our need for knowledge is greater and the time we spend to seek answers has become less. With the creation of the World Wide Web, and numerous search engines, we are able to find a world of information just with the click of a button. There are endless possibilities to what the Internet can be used for… - Student K, 2008

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