What we did Another short post just to share something which I thought was unexpectedly successful: I had G7 Humanities students present short reports on inventions from the Industrial Revolution in the form of a half Pecha Kucha, that is, 10 slides which they discussed for only 20 seconds each. Why we did it I … Continue reading Truncated Pecha Kucha
What we did This will be a short post - just a note to share a small technique I think has been reasonably successful: All this past semester or so in Grade 6 Humanities, whenever we watch any kind of movie in class, I pass out blank pieces of paper and tell the students to take notes … Continue reading Visual Notes
What we did I recently tried using a shared Google Map as a prior knowledge / brainstorming / discussion starter, as part of an intro to a Grade 6 unit on the Silk Road. I asked everyone in the class to add some markers about places they'd been, and told them to add details about local, … Continue reading Shared Google Maps
What we did Shared reading of an English text with comments in Google Documents. Long story short: we were studying fairy tales in Grade 6 English. I found some online texts of Brothers Grimm and other fairy tales, pasted them into Google Docs, and told the students to add comments. The only instructions I gave … Continue reading Cloud Commenting
I haven't written anything here for a while, but I've been thinking a lot this year about pushing myself forward in terms of technology, and I think I'll have a few things to share in the near future. I'd lump a lot of what I'm thinking about recently under the umbrella of New Literacies, although … Continue reading New Literacies Investigation – Phase Alpha: iPad publishing test
I made this by following suggestions from here and here. This is my first try, and I'm not good enough at the programs involved to even change the view - so Tyler's house really dominates the view. But I'll try to see what else I can do and add some more impressive images soon.
I'd like to briefly describe the project under consideration at the start here: it's a narrated video tourist guide to a virtual structure based on a real-world building or artwork from the Renaissance or an important historical empire, for Grade 7 MYP Humanities. However, due to technical issues involved in setting up server space for … Continue reading Minecraft Mania – Course 5 Final Project Reflection