Takeaways from Beyond Blogging Day 1

  • Give students choice:  how they express themselves, the medium
  • Model – creativity, sharing
  • Remind students that they have choice in how they present their thoughts
  • Get out of the kids’ way
  • Once you use a new platform, app in class, the students will find it less enticing
  • Having kids produce, create is key
  • failures are important, too
  • have kids categorise with Learner Profile, AtLs etc after they have posted, eg in prep for student lead conferences
  • making your workplace a dynamic interactive sharing environment needs a multi-prongued approach and is ongoing.

About eadurkin

Originally a HS Mathematics teacher from New Zealand, currently working as Associate Principal in the Secondary School at Canadian Academy, an international school in Kobe, Japan. Married with two children.
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