In my last post about our self-directed learning project I shared some of the project ideas students are exploring:
- learning how to sculpt/ researching
techniques/ maybe display at town
library or sell and donate money to a
- learn the parts of a computer/take apart
a computer/ IMovie to document
- research recycling and energy
conservation/ create an informational
stop motion animation movie about it
with Lego Animator
- learn how to sew on sewing machine, learn how to use patterns, document learning in pictures
This past week, we were lucky enough to get into the computer lab to get the ball rolling. Students were motivated and focused. It was amazing!
Students are learning how to research their topic and are taking two column notes: main idea/details. Also, in their spirals, students are writing reflections about the process. This week, I have a surprise for my students. They will each have their own blog on Kidblog. This will raise the stakes for the kids since now their work will be seen by the world! I am hoping to share my students' work with my Twitter PLN and Facebook friends and get some immediate feedback for students. Please read their blogs and leave positive comments!!