|My team busy at work learning about our wikis
|Chart for Digital Learning Objects
While the adults continued with their learning, the students were quite busy as well. On Monday, we discussed the different devices we have in our classroom, either personal devices or school devices. On a chart, we listed all the ways we could make a product that would demonstrate learning of a topic (see picture). We have iPads, laptops, desktop computers, and iTouches (not yet, but soon to come). I was so impressed with how many different applications students realized they could use.
|Comic Life DLO
|Explain Everything DLO
A variety of apps were used; several groups gravitated toward Popplet. In addition, other groups used Explain Everything, Skitch, Comic Life, Pages, Keynote, and iMovie. How delightful that students were able to choose a tool that best suited their needs.
When we were done, we spent two days sharing our DLOs, and providing constructive responses to how well our classmates met the requirements of the rubric. It was powerful learning! The students learned so much from each other; getting ideas for future reference and seeing all the different ways to organize and display knowledge. And to think we've just begun this journey. I'm eager to see how their products mature as the year goes on.
Now, I just need to learn how to embed these great DLOs on that darn wiki! :)