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
This video was recorded using JING.
The students have been engaging with a variety of ICT in order to present and share their learning journey. Below are the websites, apps and auras that were designed for the Exhibition 2014.
Additionally students have also created eBooks, iMovies, Keynotes and presentations in other formats using their iPads.
The student art piece has been documented using the apps below and have been shared as auras (using Aurasma).
Art – Self Portrait Explained
WEBSITES AND APPS
Please note: the apps created with Blippit are no longer active.
As of March 2014 Blippit has changed to Blippit IO App Maker.
To retain the work of the students this presentation was created.
GAMES – CREATED USING SCRATCH
6A SLEEP GAME EXPLAINED
Sleepy bird Scratch game (created using Scratch)
Designed using Pages and finalized using Comic Head app.
This has been added to the JS Library iPads.
Year 6 have been learning the process to create a presentation using the Show Me app or the Explain Everything app. These are excellent tools that will be useful to help prepare for the Exhibition later this year.See below for the first two students who have submitted their tutorial or presentation.
See the ICLT4ME Student Reviewed Apps for more examples.
More will be added to our WONDER WALL(s) in the JS Library as the students complete them.
These display spaces in the JS Library are Showcasing student work and reflections, or support resources for the UOIs. They are activated by QR codes and the Aurasma app.
Teaching about refugees
The use of the picture book can be underrated as a resource once students are beyond Year 2 or 3. In my mind picture books are useful as teaching and learning tools even in Secondary School and beyond.
Currently Year 6 students are inquiring into the life of refugees.
The following resource is designed around picture books suitable for this inquiry and age group.
Picture Book Evaluation
The Picture Book evaluation page has been structured for students to consider the purpose of the book and to try and consider from the perspective of the refugee.
The students examine each picture book for the following elements.
|Who are the main characters?
||Why are they leaving their country?What tells you this in the story?
||What events forcedeach individual toflee their homeland?
||Consider the linguistic features – imagery, emotive language, personification, symbols, exaggeration, puns and sarcasm.
This simple resource sheet is one way to analyse a picture book.
This PPT file explains how to analyse a picture book.
Teaching about refugees and migration through picture books
Global Education wiki
Resource Kit – Refugee
Useful resources – Refugee Council
Picture Book list
When the classes visit the library for Student Led Conferences in a few weeks time they will have time to explore the library using the PYP Concepts.
Each year level has a suggested PYP concept to explore but of course students can choose what they would like to do in this time.
These videos were created using Powtoon (which you are clearly told at the end of each animation).
Powtoon might be an excellent tool for Year 6 students and their upcoming Exhibition.
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.