Working with Elizabeth and Year 6 students at Good Shepherd Primary, I spent the day helping with the configuration of a Student Edublog for each of her students. We did this in small groups, and asked students to do their Procedural Writing as we went through the process. As a result of their writing, these Year 6 students will be able to ‘teach’ Year 6 students in another class how to do these same steps.
This is just the beginning of the adventure for these students – and later in the year we hope to see good critical reflection and ongoing engagement with personal learning. Elizabeth said “It was fantastic to see that every student could actively participate in this new learning project, and no-one was left behind”. Some of the girls were very excited. Some were quiet and concentrated hard on this new learning experience. The boys were somewhere in-between.
What was particularly interesting to us was the numbers of students who are already active users of Bebo! and who are able to bring their social networking experiences into this new learning environment.
These students have been approached to run a workshop with the Principal, AP, and the School Councillor, to teach them how to ‘get into blogging’! Fantastic work kids 🙂
Thanks very much Elizabeth for the opportunity to learn right alongside you and your students. What we are doing will help many others in our schools.