Orchestrating a Collaborative Classroom



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  • Student Tutorials- MineCraft, How to Ride a Horse, iMovie and more
    It is no secret, that I am a big fan of Alan November‘s Digital Learning Farm concept. I especially believe in Teaching is the Highest Form of Understanding and the power of motivation and demonstration of evidence of student learning via th...
  • 3 Need-Scenarios to Engage Students with Authentic Tasks
    Alan November’s concept of the Digital Learning Farm, asks schools and teachers to empower students by giving them relevant responsibilities that allow them to contribute in  meaningful ways to their learning community (class/school/etc.). H...
  • Blogging as the Official Scribe of the Classroom
    Alan November elevated the “Official Scribe” as one of the roles that empower student learners. I see the role of the scribe as follows: The official scribe plays an important role in the classroom community. Their work is essential fo...
  • Entrepreneurialism, Student Voices and Authentic Work
    Our 4th and 5th grade students(9-10 year olds) have been working with Mike Fisher, co-author of Upgrading your Curriculum and author of children’s poems. The goal of their collaboration is to create an eBook of Mike’s poems with studen...
  • Assessment in the Modern Classroom: Part Two- Taxonomy of a Skype Conversation
    This is Part Two of Assessment in the Modern Classroom. Read Part One here. Assessing students’ writing, thinking level , understanding, learning connections via a Twitter stream, did not end the assessment upgrade for this particular learni...
  • Learning in the Modern Classroom
    I can die happy now I have seen learning in the 21st Century modern classroom! The learning just oozes through the cracks of the physical classroom walls. Learning is amplified by the amount of people who are collaborating, participating, communic...
  • Quality Tutorial Designer’s Checklist
    Helping students become quality Tutorial Designers has been on my mind and agenda lately. The reasons are plentiful, from the train of thought “if you can teach it, you know it”, being a vital skill in the 21st century, Alan November&#...
  • A Vital Skill? Look For, Find and Learn from Online Guides & Tutorials
    I am borrowing the notion of the Leitmotif, a recurring theme, and applying it to learning in the 21st century. For me it always seems to come back to a red thread of self-motivated and self-directed learning that connects all.   Anyone with ...
  • What About Avatars- A 3rd Grade Perspective
    In the spirit of my previous post Tutorial Designers, Guides, Step-by-Step Instructions: Amplification & Imagination, we are getting into the habit of “creating” by articulating our learning create documentation of learning in vari...
  • Tutorial Designers, Guides, Step-by-Step Instructions: Amplification & Imagination
    “Tutorial Designer” is one of the six roles, Alan November lists in his Digital Learning Farm that empower student learners and describes in his book ‘Who owns the Learning?. Take a look at the examples below of students: sharing...


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