We are using two types of communication - the forum and the blogs. The blog is going to be for more considered reflections, use the discussion forum for chat, news and so on. I will ask you to blog some lesson evaluations during the first placement. To create an entry is straightforward but watch who you want as your audience - the default is university but you can set this up differently through the 'who can see this entry and who can comment on your entry options within the edit screen.
For your first consdered blog reflections have a look at the Think Piece on the national curriculum.
It asks: What interests you in teaching ICT? / What experiences have you got in teaching ICT? / What is the shape of an ICT lesson – does this look the same for all ICT topics?/What interests pupils? / Does a good lesson in ICT look the same as a good lesson in other subjects?
Offer your views here.
and / or take one of the case studies at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/wie/itt/ictpgce/thinking/natcurr/
say at what level you think these children are working at what key processes they are covering.