Thanks for this link Aaron. The idea that creating by copying is not very creative has often weighed on my mind. Especially in activities like coding in my multi-stage classroom, some pupils are mostly copying instructions. This link made me realise/remember the value of copying. Personally in my own creative endeavours I often start there.
I used this video in class as a writing stimulus. I also watched a few time in preparation.
I’ve had got a lump in my throat every time I’ve watched. The class liked it too. HT @LiteracyShed.
Every time we watch we see more detail and things to talk about.
“I changed the way I teach new vocabulary.
Fewer words, slower process, more effortful, but better understanding and use. #engchat #pypchat”
— Cristina Milos (@surreallyno) January 3, 2020
Just posted on my class blog.
A bit of Cardboard fun in class today.
Thanks, a really clever idea. Going to try and fit this in before the break. Great examples of questions to adapt to other seasons, topics.
Until recently I’ve never been a fan of QR codes, preferring to AirDrop Notes with links. But I now appreciate that they do generate a wee bit of extra interest. (I like I can auto create them too, for example).
We finished the micro:bit decorations as planned last week.
I put a quick video of the result on the Class Blog
— Banton Primary (@Banton_Pr) December 9, 2019
These are student created snail habitats. Each habitat has a Raspberry Pi computer with a mini camera attached to it, which is programmed to take a snapshot photo every hour. This will allow students to see where the snails are hanging out the most and improve their habitats over time.
This looks like a great project. I wish we has seen it when we had our mud snails in class.
I don’t think we could have used Raspberry PIs on the school network but I am sure this could have been adapted to see the photos locally in the way we use our @naturewatch camera.
It also reminds me of my Raspberry Pi Gif Cam
This looks like a great idea, reminds me of 8 page zines which my class love making.