Monthly Archives: June 2014
“What Did I Learn Today?”
I have learned that I work with many great colleagues both those that I have met face-to-face, those that I have met in the “Digital World” and even some that I have not met before the pilot of Peel’s Project 184.
The idea of this Project 184 stemmed from a presentation by George Couros last summer at the PDSB Teaching and Learning in a Digital World Conference about the “Blog” as a Portfolio. He shared how his school district, the Parkland School Division has a “Blog” for every student that becomes a portfolio of work from their Kindergarten Years through Grade 12. I thought, “What a Great Idea!” He also shared how the Parkland School Division (Students, Teachers, Administrators, and more) shared their learning through their “184 Days of Learning” project.
This was an idea that I brought forth in my own class this…
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Shivonne, thank you for making our first contribution to Peel’s Project184 Pilot.
What Did I Learn Today?
I have a blog. My Grade three students blog and when the project 184 for Peel was born I knew writing for the project was something I had to do. So here I am. It is my day to blog for the project and I am feeling a tremendous amount of pressure. What should I write about and share? Does my submission need to be thought provoking, innovative and profound? The answer is no. It can just be me sharing a day in the life of Class 3B. So here goes nothing.
This afternoon for Social Studies I told my class that they were going to learn about The Three Sisters and how they were important to Aboriginal peoples and how they introduced the Three Sisters to the European Settlers. First, I had my students brainstorm who they thought the Three Sisters were and here’s…
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