Thursday, May 19, 2011
Supporting "whatever they want" to use
There was a real buzz in the lab this afternoon, with Grade 3 students being able to drop in anytime to work on their presentations. Our lovely librarian was in the lab with me all the time, helping the students to learn and create with the applications. Class teachers dropped in and out with the students as appropriate. Nobody asked to use something really "different" but not everyone in the groups knew all the software well, so they had to teach each other or ask for help if the whole group was stuck. About an hour and a half into the process our Librarian and I both looked around and saw everyone engaged and working hard in their groups. It was loud and it might have looked a bit chaotic, but there was a lot of learning going on. We were excited to see how successful this model of assessment is turning out to be and how easily we were able to support all the different groups.
Photo by Lauren Paulsen