This slide is the inspiration for this blog post. I personally, have been on a crusade to let my students create rather than spoon feed them content. I want them to play with the information I give them, I went them to feel a sense of ownership of the knowledge and I want them to create something using the knowledge I have given them.
William Glasser is famous for the following information about how we learn:
How We Learn
10% of what we READ
20% of what we HEAR
30% of what we SEE
50% of what we SEE and HEAR
70% of what is DISCUSSED with OTHERS
80% of what is EXPERIENCED PERSONALLY
95% of what we TEACH TO SOMEONE ELSE
An ongoing theme in my classroom is to make your learning visible. My students are in grade 1 and 2, and they already know that they have a huge audience on their personal blogs. We talk about who and why they are creating videos about the content we are learning in class. My students want to teach other students and peers about what they are learning about. It is also a great assessment piece for me, however, they don’t see me as their audience anymore. My students now feel a sense of accomplishment and purpose to what they are doing. I’m sure they always did, however not to this magnitude.
3. Educreations – Here is a video of a math assessment my students did on time. They were given a cue card with different times written on it and had to create a video on Educreations showing their learning of time.
4. Draw and Tell – Here is a link to one of my student’s blogs using Draw and Tell to show the words she has created from the “at” family. Destinee’s Blog
These are only a sample of things that we have done with these apps. I hope that this post has ignited your creative juices and you are thinking of how you could use some of these content creation apps in your classroom. I would love to hear what kind of things you are creating in your classroom!