Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Learning Doesn't Have To Stop


Here's the best thing about being in a 1to1 environment

Learning Doesn't Have to Stop!
Take a minute.

Think about it.

No snow days. Or cold days. No heat days. Or fog days. (We've had them all!)

Start up the computer, send out a message, and class is in session.

Learning Doesn't Have to Stop!

In creative writing, all they need is on the website (or will be once I finish this post). With schoology and remind101,  it's easy to communicate with students.  

And then there is email.

Learning Doesn't Have to Stop!

For quite a bit of this day, I've been communicating with one of my senior Creative Writing 2 students. I read her blog posts and did a website check. She's doing an amazing job. A requirement of the class is that students blog three times a week. She is using weebly to house her work, but she was putting all posts on a standard page.

I emailed her that on weebly there is a blog page. I told her I would show her tomorrow how to set it up.

Here's her response

And so, we have communicated all day about her work. I read and commented online, I sent her templates to create magazine layouts for her informational piece, and we've discussed the drawbacks of the firewall on the student computers.

Learning Didn't Stop

Gotta love a snow day.....


A little something to brighten a cold winter day.....

 

12 comments:

  1. My district is looking at going to a 1:1 program right now. I think about all the things I could get done if we had that. You're right...no snow days. :)

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  2. Such an important dispostion to teach our students. If they are engaged and have response --the learning is up to them! Thanks for sharing
    Clare

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  3. I love the idea of being able to keep the learning going. No matter what! And thanks for the Taylor Mali clip. I needed a laugh today :)

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  4. It's so great that you can do some one on one with your student, too, Deb! I'm enjoying reading & commenting on some 'slicing' going on with a colleague's students that I've been writing with. Remember too that you can take a break though.

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  5. Great way to keep the learning moving forward. But, you do (and can) take a break too. Dedicated teacher makes for dedicated students.

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  6. What a productive way to spend your snow day!
    Taylor Mali's poem brightened my evening (as I listened a few more of his on YouTube).

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  7. I love being able to keep the learning going! Snow days, weekends, breaks... I get so excited when I can keep interacting with students on Goodreads, blogs, etc. Those moments give me hope that when they leave my class, they will still be learners. :-)
    Love the video too -- especially the ending. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. How positive and engaged in our full world just at our fingertips. :) Love that
    Miracle Worker Deb!

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  9. You are absolutely right. Never really thought that through, but the learning doesn't have to stop! Love the Mali poem too! We are miracle workers every single day - snow or not!

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  10. Technology is a wonderful bridge to learning. Doing it daily myself, can't wait until all of my students can do the same. AND, I can't hear the Mali poem enough! You're a teacher! A miracle worker. What better job to get up in the morning for. Thank you.

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  11. So right. And what an individualized chance to learn a snow day is, doing things at your own pace and schedule. With peaceful breaks in between work.

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  12. Great - you are making every moment count. What a nice way to reach out and keep the learning moving forward. You sound like a miracle worker!

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