I had a busy first week back after spring break, Robots, butterflies & teacakes:
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.
My class @Banton_Pr p6-7 have posted episode zero of their podcast. Pupils are scripting & recording, built website on #glowblogs organised sponsorship & prepping publicity.
#DigiLearnScot #edutwitter #DYWScot #dyw
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.
It took me a while, but the results were great:
more info on the class blog: Creativity from a Triangle – Banton Biggies
Outdoor Classroom Day | The Outdoor Classroom Day movement aims to make time outdoors part of every child's day, at home and at school.
Sharing in case this is useful or sparks ideas! Here's a quick "trailer" for a craft + code activity using @scratch . Hoping to share more resources like supplemental videos and planning worksheets soon. #MakerEd #ComputationalTinkering #TinkerAtHome pic.twitter.com/DpVA5418GE
— Celeste (@CeMoCreates) September 15, 2020
Some of my favourite bits this week, #outdoorlearning mandalas, fire & #microbits