Replied to One Simple Practice I Will Continue Post-Pandemic. (THE TEMPERED RADICAL)
Like many teachers who have spent the past year teaching virtually, I have had to get used to one sad reality: My eighth grade students rarely turn their cameras on — and very few are willing…

Hi Bill,
This is really interesting. I teach younger kids, primary 6-7 age 9-12 but I saw a gradual spread of turned of camera and lack of audio from my class over our second lockdown at the start of the year. As I was using teams, I used the text chat and got a lot more responses and considered ones using that.
Interestingly some of my class were in school, essential workers kids, there were a lot more vocal I presume because they were sitting in a room together and gained confidence from that.
I do occasionally use online responses in class and I’ll be thinking of easy ways to incorporate that in the future.

So I think I’ve figured out how to make a time sensitive advent calendar in #GlowBlogs. A bit late. It might do for another time or another time sensitive project.

It involves the Draw Attention pro and my favourite plugin Display Posts.

I couldn’t test the idea at lunchtime as the network is down today.

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Fun to make characters with leaves & objects 🍃🍂🍁 Even more fun to make #StopMotion animations and bring them to life 🐠🐟#TinkeringAtHome #leafman #leafanimals pic.twitter.com/2xwXhbfujr

Great Thread:

https://twitter.com/ryokomatsumot/status/1333228316120125445

 

Bookmarked Teach Writing with the New English Language Arts Pack | Minecraft: Education Edition (Minecraft: Education Edition)
We’re excited to announce the new English Language Arts Pack created in partnership with the National Writing Project. These 10 lessons for Minecraft: Education Edition focus on world-building and engage students in a game-based learning experience that will help them learn about the writing process...

via: Digitally Literate Newsletter #261 – Silence no longer an option.
There are a lot of good ideas for using Minecraft, I’ve found I need time to figure out how to use them in my classroom, so bookmarking for later.

Replied to a Tweet by Todd Conaway (Twitter)
It is so subtle. Really powerful message about language, how expectations are understood, and how damaging to creativity our messages can be. Let me know what the results are.

It took me a while, but the results were great:

grid of pupil work

more info on the class blog: Creativity from a Triangle – Banton Biggies

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