I was emailed this website this week by Frances Manning - AP at Holy Family Luddenham. It is an online collaborative site that allows students to answer the "big questions" that are important to them in their lives.
If I Ruled The World.com provides a safe classroom environment packed with
FREE interactive whiteboard resources which enable your class to discuss the
hottest topics - from environmental issues to politics, privacy rights to
school lunches. The site also allows your class to socially network with
other classes through discussion, debate and query.
It is hosted by Promethean and could be a very quick talking and listening activity for Literacy groups. Groups could choose the topic for the day, discuss their responses and deliver their responses online.
There doesn't seem to be any age limit for the respondents so it could be used from K-6... how good would it be for even our littlies to voice their opinions?
The best thing about this site is that if you comment often enough we have the opportunity to win a REAL set of activexpression devices for your classroom!
Remember to share any successes, thoughts and challenges with the group so we all find out how valuable this site is.