A swing and a miss

I was pretty optimistic about presenting digital stories to my 7th grade students.  I thought for sure they would think they’re pretty sweet and motivate them to put forth more than minimal effort.

One class of 7th graders engaged in a great conversation with me on Friday and they seemed on board.  They had ideas for how to make it fair to folks to different genres or writing, possible ways to circumvent the lack of technology issue, etc.  They’re the only class choosing to do this project.

I really hope that it goes well, and that all parties concerned have fun (and LEARN) throughout the process.  It seems like it’s getting harder and harder to keep these kids motivated or excited about a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g.  As if the job wasn’t hard enough…