I have been inspired and challenged. As I announced this concept in class on Friday, the reaction was quite dichotomous where some students were, “Yeah, lets do this!”, and others took the stance of, “You can’t make me!”. Well, I’ve learned some things about myself through this process and about the expanse of educational possibility. We are going to give this a shot and it is going to be a process of development for me and the students that I teach. It is really exciting but I must be realistic in my expectations … THIS WILL BE A LOT OF WORK! But I think it will be worth it. The main realization is that this is a “tool-in-the-toolbox” not a “magic bullet”. I have created a new page on the blog for Class Videos. We will be sharing most of our videos on the class Edmodo site in organized, topical folders but I’m still working on organization of the material.
I would like to thank Robin Schirmer from Rising Star Middle School for the close proximity of influence in sharing her classroom, also. The process is important and the reflection is out of this world. After all, we are here for the kids. Here are some notes I have gathered in researching this topic.
HERE IS A LINK TO MY NOTES IF YOU WISH TO VIEW THEM IN A FULL WINDOW.