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
Collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking are some of the key skills that we need to nurture and encourage in our learners. I am always on the look out for learning opportunities that utilise these skills, and I love discovering tools which can be used in the classroom that can support them.
Here are some of the best tools I’ve found for collaboration in the classroom. Continue reading