Monday, February 24, 2014

Techno love!

Rock anthems like "We're not gonna take it" or Gloria Gaynor's "I will survive" have been running through my mind all day.  I woke up this morning with an "I got a new attitude...ooh, ooh...ooh, ooh,..ooh"!  I apologize for the rant yesterday, but I'm better today.

I had a little awakening that I am actually doing my job this afternoon.  The Littles have been studying myth and legends for the past 4 weeks.  Tomorrow they have an exam.  I made an "exam review" and (heaven forbid) printed it out and had them fill it in - you know, on actual paper...you would have thought I asked them to chisel it on stone.  Cries of "do we have to do it", and "how much points is this" (yes I know-grammatically incorrect) and finally "isn't there a way we can do this on our iPads?"  I very much had to pretend I was annoyed at the question; when in fact, I was BEAMING!  They have become so accustomed to doing their work on their iPads and on Schoology.com, that they were bamboozled by a paper and pencil task! {{be still my techno-heart}}

One of the reasons that I love second semester in any grade is because by this time the students know the routine - vocabulary, reading, writing, etc., that it gives way to more creative projects - videos, glogs, yes glogs, and literature really coming to life for the digital native.

Again, The Littles read the story of "Daedalus and Icarus" and their final assessment was to create a video telling the story in their own words.  The sky was the limit AND, bonus, since we live by the sea I was hoping to see some actual footage of the ocean.  If you click the link below you will see a PRIZE PUPIL and his amazing work on The Daedalus Project - over 1,000 still shots into a rockstar depiction of "Daedalus and Icarus".



Sending techno love,

3 comments:

  1. finally saw that YouTube video of figure skaters doing you know what...BRILLIANT

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  2. I love this and I'm so glad your students are excited about Schoology. I know mine sure are! Mostly, friend, I appreciate you helping me to move out of the "tech-tarded" realm in which I was living :)

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  3. I miss my Sandy! So excited to continue hearing about your travels!!!

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