Podcasting as a tool of reflection for students and teachers

Can we podcast for better understanding of our teaching and learning practices? This week  Grade 10 Enterprise teachers were kind enough to invite me in to see first hand what our young innovators are up to.  Episode three of Podcast UWCLearn attempts to capture some of their process and unpack what it means in the…

Visual Note-taking: High School Applications

I read the last post about visual note-taking…but I’m not sure it would work in a high school classroom… This post is for you. Thank you to one of our Tech Mentor’s: Georgina, for walking us through her first trials of sketchnotes: If you are interested in support with these techniques, contact a DLC for…

Digital Bytes – 14th November, 2016

7 Video Writing Prompts for Young Authors Edutopia‚Äôs 5 minute film festival is a collection of writing prompts in the form of videos. There are a range of different examples to choose from, and using video as a prompt may just spark the creativity in our more visual learners to produce something beyond their usual…

#teacherbookclub roundup for November

Has Twitter become a virtual staff room for teachers everywhere? #teacherbookclub is a monthly online discussion of books relevant to today’s educator.  Past guest authors have been Bill and Ochan Powell,  George Couros, Angela Maiers, and John Spencer. This weekend #teacherbookclub discussed a multi-touch free book focused on visual note taking.  This book was co-authored…

Friendly Friday: November 11th

Grade 9 students made our mission and values visible…in just ten minutes Can visual note-taking preserve learning? Can we design learning experiences which students can return to for exam prep or reflection? Yes. Visual note taking is not just about the notes.  It is often about the conversation learners need to have in order to…

What if we podcastified our PD?

How do we make our learning audible? This past weekend, the Dover Campus hosted an annual iPad conference (see @ipadk5 #ipadk5 via Twitter for more). In the second episode of ‘Podcast UWCLearn’ Keri-Lee and Dave reflect on their learning experiences and offer their thoughts on where to next. This post hosts that episode with two agendas:…

Digital Bytes 7th November 2016

The iPad Conference over the weekend was an action-packed 2 days of fun and learning. We have decided to make this edition of the Digital Bytes have an iPad focus. Enjoy! Visual Thinking Two great apps we love for visual thinking are Adobe Capture & Adobe Illustrator Draw (both free). Create illustrations out of your…