Category: Student Jobs

Sep. 23, 2011

Brilliant Integration of the iPad

disclosure: I am the Director of Educational Technology at Mulgrave.

This fall Mulgrave School in Vancouver, Canada, handed iPads to all the Grade 3 classes. Three weeks into the academic program and lead teachers on the project, Melanie Cannon and Shauna Ullman throw down one of the best uses of the iPad I’ve seen yet. Have a look at this Home Reading Clips post where Cannon exlpains how she has her students record themselves reading aloud–at home.:

This is brilliant work. I keep coming up with more reasons why I love this project:

  • The students are working in the safest of places–home (check out the clip with the […]

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Mar. 3, 2011

Lessons Learned in the Think Global School: A Podcast with Brad Ovenell-Carter

In this podcast, Alan November has a conversation with Brad Ovenell-Carter, School Head of the Think Global School. This traveling school takes a global contingency of students on a journey through various countries as they learn about the world around them as well as dig deeply into a rich curriculum.

Alan and Brad discuss the uniqueness of this school, the real work students are doing as they build curriculum and resources along with their teachers as well as the lessons they have learned that can impact any school.

Brad will be a presenter at the BLC11 conference being held this July in Boston. […]

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Jan. 7, 2011

Students as Contributors: A Podcast with Silvia Tolisano

In this podcast, Alan interviews Silvia Tolisano, 21st Century Learning Specialist, along with other administrators, teachers and students at Martin J. Gottlieb School. Here, students are being encouraged to take more of a leadership role in their learning as they take part in a variety of jobs inspired by Alan November’s article, Students as Contributors: The Digital Learning Farm.

The jobs these students are doing give them a great deal of responsibility and provide them with authentic tasks that result in meaningful content that supplements their learning and connects them with experts from around the world.

Silvia will be a presenter at the 2011 Building Learning […]

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Aug. 24, 2010

Student Scribes with Darren Kuropatwa – Part 3 of 3

In this final segment of Alan’s conversation with Darren Kuropatwa, the discussion shifts to classwork and homework assignments. Specifically, the two emphasize the need for change in the types of assignments teachers give to best make use of the content to which students now have access.

Darren has been a presenter at our Building Learning Communities conference.

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Aug. 23, 2010

Student Scribes with Darren Kuropatwa – Part 2 of 3

In our previous episode with Darren Kuropatwa, Alan and darren discussed what impact having students publish to a global audience has had on them and on his classroom. In this episode, they continue by talking about how this publication has also led to a shift of control that fundamentally changes teaching and learning.

Alan and Darren also discuss the issues around professional development and personal development that need to be addressed to achieve building a classroom experience like the one he describes.

Darren has been a presenter at our Building Learning Communities conference.

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Aug. 17, 2010

Student Scribes with Darren Kuropatwa – Part 1 of 3

In a continuation of our series on student learning jobs, Alan speaks with Darren Kuropatwa, math teacher at  Daniel McIntyre Collegiate Institute in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In the first part of this conversation, the two discuss Darren’s student scribe program, its impact within his classes, how he manages them and uses them as a part of his teaching and how global publication of student work has engaged his students and enhanced his classroom.

Darren has been a presenter at our Building Learning Communities conference.

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Jul. 29, 2010

Talking Student Tutorials with Eric Marcos – Part 2 of 2

This is the second part of Alan’s discussion with Eric Marcos, BLC presenter and middle school teacher in Santa Monica, CA. In this episode, Eric, his students and Alan focus on the student created tutorials’ impact on how students are learning and how Eric can evaluate problems individual students might be having.

Eric also describes the skills and equipment that teachers would need to start a similar program in addition to new opportunities that his classes are becoming involved with through their work.

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Jul. 26, 2010

Talking Student Tutorials with Eric Marcos – Part 1 of 2

In this episode Alan speaks to Eric Marcos, BLC presenter and middle school teacher in Santa Monica, CA. Eric explains how one individual screencast tutorial made to help a student with homework blossomed into a robust tutorial site called MathTrain. Through this site, students have been empowered to create math tutorials for students in their class and around the world.

You will also learn from Eric and several of his students how this work has positively impacted everyone involved.

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