Monday, October 30, 2017

Chronicles of a New Course Part III

I'm almost one term into on my new course - Psychology of Human Development.  So far the experience has been exhilarating! One of the most exciting parts of the course is the collaboration between my class and our third grade partner class led by the fabulous Mary Ann Johnson at Cedar Elementary. We meet both face to face and online for collaboration, communication and creation. A great tool we use is Flipgrid. Flipgrid is a video discussion platform used by teachers preK to PhD.  If you haven't caught #FlipgridFever yet then you definitely need to come down with it! ;) Here's a recent blogpost and my free course for teachers on getting started.  Create a question, share with your students and start transforming class discussion and presentations today! Mary Ann and I use Flipgrid for our students to collaborate about their projects (this term it's writing a storybook), to communicate their plans and reflections and to spark discussions on such things as moral dilemmas and favorite childhood books. 

The partnership between our classes has been amazing.  Flipgrid and other digital tools has made the collaboration incredibly rewarding. What tools do you use to communicate and collaborate?


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