I have long been fascinated with the art that is involved in story telling. As an eLearning nerd I use countless Apps myself to tell stories - Steller, @tramblings twitter handle, Snapguide - but have been moved recently by a new one - Story Corps.
Story Corps is a free App as is the genius of David Isay. It empowers users to record stories and share them globally. His story of how this evolved is intriguing and inspiring.
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It is important to note the ideas and planning resources contained in the App are suitable for use by primary aged students, and the idea of collecting and sharing a story is highly appropriate. The content contained in the App is not always suitable for younger explorers. It is still a hugely valuable tool, however perhaps thinking needs to be done prior to using the App around who can post stories and how the resources can be adapted for use by primary and middle years students.
I want to capture my excitement for this project with learners - young and less young - sparking curiosity with their stories, the stories of those they know and to help build Isay's idea. I want to help others discover, create and share stories - because we are important, because we are powerful and because we exist. Anyone up for an e nerdy session?
DIscussions with peers about pre and post numeracy tests, socrative and why some things need to be hand written
Peer reflection - audio coming soon
What do you like about using Socrative?
What challenges do you for see?
Will it improve student learning? How or why not?
Why does the Money topic not work as a Socrative quiz?
How does Socrative fit in with the assessment as – for -of thinking?
Quick things to do with an iPAd to get your students creating
A few ideas for organisation beyond a list
A colleague told me a few weeks ago that it’s not OK to run out of both milk and bread. You can run out of one or the other but not both. Which got me thinking. This is a problem. How does one remember not only to keep the weetbix juice flowing but also to have a backup plan in the form of vegemite holder and remember everything else we are meant to remember in our lives? How can I help my colleagues and my students organise not just what they have to do, but what they need to do first, how to look at big tasks and how to organise efficiently to get things done? Here are some ideas to help you keep track of those important things to do. both of these can be set up by one person and used collaboratively or used by individuals.