This is a very rough draft that I will keep on the back-burner over the holidays. Since I will teach poetry in the spring, I have some time to figure out if my outline is feasible. I have half a semester to teach poetry, so I will be able to go more in-depth than I usually do. Imagine, teaching the stuff I am actually good at doing. A treat for me!
I notice that all the projects in my unit, for the most part, use technology and require the students to publish their work online. Teaching in a one-to-one school has really opened up project possibilities. Where, normally, there would only be enough lab or laptop cart time for one project requiring computers, I am now imagining all projects as tech-heavy. Where I used to think poster, I now think website.
I asked the kids to jot down a list on Friday, like on paper, and a few students were honestly frazzled.
"But can't I just type it, Ms. Hipteacher?"
"Not this time. You can just use any scrap of paper. It doesn't matter what it is."
"But I don't have any paper. Or a pen."
"Fine. Just email it to me."
From where they are, what I plan on doing--iMovies, blogs, podcasts, websites, etc.--is nothing interesting. I could go much further with the tech.