We can see our work…all the time!

This year KC class has been experimenting with digital portfolios.  We have used Youtube as the end tool to upload, view, review, and reflect on work that they do in class.

Work that is collected either by photo, video, apps such as Explain Everything and basically anything we can find that will showcase learning and can be viewed on Youtube.

Each child has their own playlist that is unlisted, with only parents having access to the link.

In class and at home each child has their own QR code which they can scan to have instant access to their playlist.

Here is a short video of some students explaining what this means!

Click on the photo…

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It started with a tweet…!

Another example of how twitter can lead learning in our class…

We received a tweet from @MrsZFabFirsties 

We then “wondered” and predicted what the story might be about.  We didn’t know if our library even had the book to check our predictions so we decided to tweet our library…

We decided we really wanted to find out what this book was about so we searched on Youtube to see if there was an electronic copy…there was!

THEN…the librarian was so kind and hand delivered the book to us!!

We then read the book and made some comparisons to see if the book on Youtube and the book in our hand was the same or different

Afterwards during math time we practised making ‘double’ of everything, learning exactly what ‘double’ means.

So what did we learn from this ONE initial tweet…

– Math – double, counting, half, creating number stories

– Literacy – making predictions, making comparisons, communicating our ideas, difference between fiction and non-fiction, writing reply tweets

– Social studies – differences between then and now, communities and how they change

– ESLR’s –

* global citizen (making connection with those around me & the world)

* independent learner (picking up the book and re-reading it)

* communication (sharing our ideas, likes, dislikes, requests to others)

* digital citizenship (deciding to follow various people on twitter, trusting their tweets, replying using twitter etiquette)

The great thing about twitter is that this sparked an interest in the children’s learning and from there….we were able to learn so much – they led their own learning!

Here is the link to the story on Youtube