Been working diligently creating various resources and links, blogs structures, Onenote Notebooks and Onenote Classrooms to begin our venture towards transitioning into a flipped / paperless classroom. So far, lost of grunt work and lost of user names and passwords inserted, checked and double checked to ensure we have no blips in the road for my new grade 3’s.
Starting this Tuesday we are beginning to transition the students, now that all the grunt work is in place we now begin looking at digital features, resources, programs. We will be looking at how they work and what they can do for us as well. We will be venturing into blogs, twitter-verse, and lots of really cool features that will empower all students to achieve, understand and access the material and curriculum being delivered to them in an inquiry, problem solving model.
This Tuesday, Kara Golani a fellow Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert will be working with my classroom teaching and showing usage of Onenote for collaboration, sway for presentations and all that comes along with it. This week I expose my students to blogs within my personal blog which can be found at http://sites.granderie.ca/jarcher we will be partaking in a networking and collaborative conversation revolving around character studies from the book series Eerie Elementary; by Jack Chabert. We will be looking at the main character Sam and the school custodian Mr. Nekobi, similarities and differences, make connections and also discuss point of view within narratives, stories and whatnot as we all know perspectives can all show differences as well.
Its only a four day week this coming week, however we will be tackling BIG leaps and HUGE bounds that none of these students have seen, nor done before. So, as far as I see it this is the beginning week of our new paperless classroom and school year.
So, let the games begin, lets rock and roll!!
Stay tuned for the results!