Monday, July 15, 2013

Jenni Borg's Impressions of the Russell Street School

In looking through how this school - from teachers to students - use blogging as a part of their educational experience, what are your impressions of what you have seen?

Russel Street School has really taken it upon themselves to make blogging a worthwhile and creative activity. I was extremely impressed by what I saw on this site. The activities and participation from the students was amazing! Students are so creative when given the opportunity to showcase their abilities. Not only were classes posting projects, these projects where WELL DONE! This site also showcases some individual student blogs who were also very creative a creating engaging posts where you can tell they had learned a lot of the topic.

This site also provides a place for parents to interact. How neat! Specifically there are links that parents can click on and read further information on what their child is learning, and the parents can also learn on this site. What a great idea.

This site also provides outside links to the sports world. I found this interesting. I think this probably helps the boys more specifically to enjoy writing and reading. 

Finally, teachers are posting to the blog creating newsletters for the entire community of the blog to read. I am so impressed and blown away that a school was able to make a blog this successful and usable. 


  1. I agree 100% with you on how well put together from a community stand point this blog is.

  2. Jenni, I note that you noticed the way that blogs were used to engage parents. That is actually something we haven't really talked about in the course thus far, as we have focused on how blogging can be used by teachers personally or with students. So I'm glad that you highlighted this.

  3. I think it's a great idea to include parents in any way possible. Thank you for sharing this site!

  4. Including parents and the community is such a great idea. I think if the community understood what was going on in the classroom, from a positive insight instead of negative on the news, schools would receive more support. The community is just unaware of what is going on in the school.
    Jaime Piatt

  5. I liked how there was a parent section for technology. What a creative way to offer parents technology training in a welcoming and supportive way.

    This school has access to some wonderful resources and they use them well!