Everyone was very excited on the morning of the call. We had some students who took the role of greeters, and in each class 5 students had been chosen to ask Kenn questions. We all listened to him talking about how and why he became a poet, and we enjoyed listening to the poems he shared with us. During the call, some students also had the job of taking photos and movies.
Later that day I spent time in each class with the students who were responsible for the post-skype jobs. Some students were bloggers and added to the Grade 3 Poetry and Song Blog, others turned the photos into a slideshow using Animoto and some worked on editing the movies in iMovie and sharing them on YouTube.
Here are some comments from one of the Grade 3 team about the process we went through and what she thought were the highlights of the call:
- Everyone knew what he or she was doing
- Everyone had the chance to participate and use IT, either before, during or after the skype call
- The reflection activities were done immediately afterwards while they were still fresh in everyone's minds
- Students were excited to see what others had published on the blog
We are skyping with Kenn again this week - what an exciting way for our students to learn about poetry!