My students just finished letters to President-elect Obama. We are actually going to put them in the mail and send them to Washington, DC. This is our very first project that the kids are handing in on paper! One letter that I started reading I honestly did not have high hopes for. It was wrinkled. It was addressed wrong. It was one ginormous paragraph. I almost handed it right back. The issue that the student told Obama he should deal with first is education, specifically infusing technology into education. I found myself reading sentences twice–because they were that good. There were some sentences that I had to stop at the end of before going onto the next one because I needed to reflect on what she wrote. It was a great letter with a great point, but one sentence stood out in particular:
What is more important, knowing how many square miles in Canada, or knowing how to set-up a video conference with someone in Canada?
Kind of just made me stop and go hmmmmm. She gets its. Great job Katie!