Thursday, May 22, 2014

TEAM Research #13: Workshop

Teaching is not a straight path.  There are multiple revisions as change is a constant.

My students are embedded into their endangered species projects creating Google presentation, scripts, WeVideos, Scratch Games, displays and more.

Today we had the wonderful chance to visit our neighbor class and view their fantastic projects. My colleague, Ms. Cherwinski, facilitated a multi-modal endangered species review including lego sculpture, posters, SCRATCH games, Google slide shows, movies, hands-on maker stations (origami whales and Sculpty pandas), and movies.  One highlight was a young boy's mountain gorilla rap.  I also really liked the way another student added students' faces to images of the animals they were studying. Creativity was everywhere, and that creativity inspired my students.

Tomorrow we'll complete scripts and slide shows then work on displays and Wevideos.  This is the fun part of the project--the "everyone is involved" part where the most important research and presentation takes place. Onward.