Replied to like: The Benefits of the Copy Stage of Making by Aaron DavisAaron Davis

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.

Liked Cristina Milos on Twitter (Twitter)

“I changed the way I teach new vocabulary.
Fewer words, slower process, more effortful, but better understanding and use. #engchat #pypchat”

Replied to Laura McEachran on Twitter (Twitter)

“Anyone else love Christmas as much as me?😍🎅🏼 Especially Christmas movies! 🎥 I created these bookmarks using Keynote which have a QR code linking to the clip. They also feature some Film Literacy questions which focus on the 3 C’s and 3 S’s! 🌲🎅🏼 #DigiLearnScot #appleeduchat”

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).

Read Snail Habitats For Mrs. Nations Class

Snail Habitats For Mrs. Nations Class

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