An account of a poetry lesson, with some thoughts on efficiency, on how we treat texts and on knowledge.
efficiency in teaching is a problematic idea. Of course time and energy shouldn’t be evaporated away by gimmickry or activity with no purpose. But an element of theatre, an injection of emotion, or a playful unwrapping of ideas can be worth the time if ideas are more memorably imprinted or are more deeply understood.
Interesting post in relation to knowledge, exploratory learning. I’ll be revisiting the blog for the primary section which looks really valuable.
I had a busy first week back after spring break, Robots, butterflies & teacakes:
Highlights of the week 23 Apr 2021
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.
BBP Episode 0
#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.
Pinterest drives me crazy when searching and has some worries but this looks very useful.