jingWelcome parents, students & teachers. This week has long been anticipated for myself as I’m sure it has been for you all as well. Through our this school year this blog will include almost daily updates, photos, videos, resources, and plenty of opportunities to stay connected.

The primary vision I have for this blog is to keep everyone in the know. Our class blog will serve as a resources that is available to all shareholders 24 hours a day. I’m really hoping that this blog will serve as the bridge in the communication gap between teachers, parents, and students. I will always provide means of communication through a variety of ways that can be found under the ‘contact’ tab.

I would like to take this opportunity to invite all visitors to explore our new class blog by viewing a virtual tour that I have created for you using a screen-cast. To view the tour of our blog simply click here. I look forward to interacting with all of my new students and parents, and remember, my door is ALWAYS open.

Mr. McClung

18 thoughts on “Welcome”

  1. To the Parents, Teachers and Students who have watched Mr. McClung’s video tour of his class blog:

    My name is John Strange. I am a Professor of Professional Studies at the University of South Alabama. I am delighted that Mr. McClung has taken you on a tour of his class blog.

    I do not know Mr. McClung personally, but he is the recipient (along with Mr. Jarod Lamshed of Adelaide Australia) of the Hadley Harrington Strange Award which I award annually.

    In his first year of teaching at the Noel Elementary School in Noel, Missouri, Mr. McClung demonstrated his ability to use the new technologies now available to maximize his effectiveness as a teacher. In doing so he enabled his students to be part of a world wide network of learners.

    In the citation which accompanied the Hadley Harrington Strange Award (see http://ruthandhadleystrangeawards.blogspot.com/), I noted that Mr. McClung and Mr. Lamshed had engaged in a true collaborative teaching and learning effort in 2008-09, that they both contributed to one of the most important blogs on teaching currently available, At The Teachers’ Desk, that they both set positive examples for their students by being “reflective practitioners”, and that they both are avid learners themselves which sets a magnificent model for their students.

    You are lucky to have Mr. McClung at Woodland Junior High. He will need new and better tools and a lot of support there. I am sure that you will give that to him!

    I wish all of you the very best.
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  2. Hi Mr.McClung,

    I’m in your first period class and my name is Hannah. I have always walked to Vandergriff and McNair and today was my fist day to ride the bus. It was interesting.

    See you tomorrow bye!

  3. I think its great that you have made a website for school. Its great to beable to come here when we forgot about something we need to know about class. Or just to see whats going on in the class! Thanks Mr. McClung. See ya tommorow.

  4. Mr. McClung, I think it is so cool & fun that I have you 2 times a day. I also like that you dont send that much homework home!

  5. Hey Mr.Mcclung!
    I’m Blakely in your 3rd period class! I like how you have a website! It is very cool! See you tomorrow!

  6. That is very cool that you have these things on your blog and I really like the new design, I are going to save your blog to my favourites list. I enjoyed your old blog but this one is sooooo cool. I like all your posts as well.

    Tyla rm 10
    http://www.rm10mis.blogspot.com/
    Morrinsville intermediate

  7. Hi Mr. McClung! This is the easiest and most fun homework I’ve had in a while!

  8. Hi Mr.McClung this is Cate from your seventh period class. I think the blog is a good way to communicate with eachother. See you tomorrow in seventh period.

  9. Hey Mr.Mcclung my name is Ashley and I’m in your 4th period class! Loved the music first day! See you!

    -Ashley

  10. Hi, Mr. McClung!
    My name’s Kimberly Windham. I am studying at the University of South Alabama to become a high school English teacher & am currently in Dr. John Strange’s EDM 310 class. Great blog! I really like the idea of having a tour of the class blog available, especially since some parents and students may not be familiar with all of the tools you are making use of.
    I have some questions for your students: What are some features of this class blog that you really like and find useful? What are some areas in which it could be improved?
    Have a nice day & keep on blogging!
    -Kimberly Windham
    (http://windhamkedm310fall2009.blogspot.com/)

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