This is student lead, class-room blog about our first year with 1:1 iPads in 8th grade. We are sharing our triumphs and failures as we learn together how to best use this powerful tool to enrich our study of American History. Glad you joined us!
Last week was really incredible for me. This is true for many reasons. Subsequently, I am still sorting it out.
Monday morning I completed high-jump practice with four very talentent young women with great enthusiasm for the sport. Then I heard some heart-breaking news that can only be described as a gut-punch.
Emotionally on edge, I continued on to SXSWEdu that morning and immediately began being bombarded with new ideas and new methods of learning. I was introduced to GeekDom and Spark Ed. I hope to visit their space with students sometime soon.
Some Key Points he made:
1. Start with a field trip to get students invested.
2. Give kids Voice and Choice
3. Do the project yourself FIRST and build the rubric in your head as you do it.
4. After the visit do a Blog-o-Thon (Blog-o-Con not sure which), notice that this gives quite-types a voice.
5. Make your Guiding question UnGoogleable ex. Does Music Make Waves?