For Week 3 the assignment was to compose a proposal with a cover letter requesting that we be allowed to implement blogging within our school. This is the body of my cover letter:
Please consider the attached proposal for implementing blogging as part of the district’s initiative to embed technology as we move toward AVIDizing our school and incorporating WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading) strategies across the curriculum.
I propose using Kidsblog as the blogging tool. This application interfaces with Google and provides a safe structured environment where students can develop writing skills while learning digital citizenship. Blogging also provides the students with the opportunity to apply keyboarding composition skills as they prepare for the new constructed response assessments. This application also serves as an effective instrument for students to build their digital portfolios.
Please review the attached proposal, so we can discuss this option next week when we meet to review curriculum maps.
My proposal can be viewed on Google Drive.