When starting a new unit students can use many resources to support their inquiry.
Steps to online researching (student simple guide)
Year level Moodle pages
Researching pages and links
Unit of Inquiry Livebinders
A group of Year 3 students have been experimenting with the green screen as a means to share their learning this term. These students have been considering ways to evaluate, reflect and report on reading.
These green screen movie reflections were created using a variety of apps on the iPad (using the video, camera, drawing and green screen apps).
- Touch Cast
- Green Screen by Do Ink
- Doodle Buddy
This is what the students have thought about the process so far…
See below for two reviews they have created. When the students create their next review (in Term Two) they will direct this (almost) independently, with the aim to become experts for the other students in the class, teaching how to use the green screen and its associated apps.
These reviews are not polished presentations but have been created in a short time frame as a tool to engage and enhance the learning experience.
The Cats of Venus
Today the students were introduced to the concept of a book hook to ‘sell’ the book to another reader.
See “How to write a book hook” wiki how with pictures.
The Treasure Island: A Fun Map
The students shared why someone should ‘read’ this map.
As the students become more confident and self reflective, the presentations will become more diverse and ‘professional’.
Finally, students are presenting for an authentic audience.
Over the last few years I have collected many weblinks that relate to the Units of Inquiry, online learning, PYP, languages, ICT and Web2.o just to name a few areas.
Recently I have started to use Diijo. I find that it is wonderful for the community aspect make it a valauable PLN tool. This is my profile of Diijo.
Go to Soichi Noguchi’s twitter site to see images that he is posting from an International Space Station.
Sometimes, sand dune is as big as an airport. Arabia.
Yr 3GD have been viewing the week to come using XTRANORMAL.
[NB:Note the age of the user agreement – not for Primary Aged students – must be 13yrs to subscribe- great as a Teacher Tool.]
View Week 4 Term here.
Go the VoiceThread link below and write or record your commnets about your excursion.
What did you learn?