What an amazing day! There were so many highlights and new avenues to explore. Once I get through repord card comment writing, I’m itching to start on the new aspects of my action plan . Here are a few things that really stood out for me today:
-I had a great discussion with the Flipped Classroom group. It was pretty cool to see Padlet used as a way to record minutes. More importantly, some key issues arose that really spoke to me. I’ve listed a few here:
- How often should flipped classroom lessons be released?
- What should be done about students who didn’t see the video being discussed?
- Are there other ways to flip a classroom that don’t involve videos?
-I’m really excited to use memarden to gamify French vocabulary and grammar learning. I love how it can be customised to each lesson and used in multiple ways. I’m hoping that the young boys at my school will find it engaging and useful. My biggest concern is implementation and how I’m going to get enough iPads. Perhaps I’ll just have a few iPads in the class and it will be a reward or a station. Alternatively, I’ll make the games match the vocabulary videos that I assign and the kids will play them at home. I’ve given the founder Ramesh my contact information and we’ll see how it goes.
-I chose to relocate to the large atrium for my Ed-venture with Sara Spencer who gave me a wonderful Youtube tutorial. She taught me a considerable amount about building my digital portfolio by starting multiple channels. Check out my Youtube channel Monsieur Gibson and the playlist Songs. It’s not much now but I’m hoping to increase it and start a few new playlists for each grade that I teach.
The lunch with the entrepreneurs was pretty exciting. It was great to see their passion and willingness to listen and answer questions about their product. Thank you very much Garth and Justin for making it happen. I can’t wait for the last session on April 25th!