As educators, we often talk about the changing skill set for todays learners, the 21st Century skills, essential for our children to adequately prepared for adult life in the digital world. One thing I think we can overlook however, is the changing skill set required by 21st century educators. Today, I’d like to look at one aspect of this: Teachers as digital curators and distributors. Continue reading
Creating video projects with students is always rewarding. There is so much learning going on from the students and the teachers! Hitches and problems are overcome and students get the opportunity to show some creativity. Throw in a green screen, some props and a brilliant, meaningful writing prompt and you are onto a winner as I found out this week working with grade 3 on their Unit of Inquiry, How We Organise Ourselves. Continue reading
I’ve used Class Dojo in the last two schools I’ve worked in. I think it is a great tool which can be used to impact the learning environment in a positive way. Students really respond to the ‘dink’ sound it makes, especially if you have it running on the class projector while you are working with a focus group!
When I started at my new school, we were looking for an innovative way to encourage the students to demonstrate the PYP attitudes, which are what we as educators want our learners to feel, value and demonstrate. Class Dojo was perfect!