Sunday, August 29, 2010

Epic Learning - Term 4

Big Learning for Term 4 is Participating and Contributing and Leadership/Social Studies.

I really want some powerful learning to occur next term - as Ewan McIntosh would say - 'Epic Learning'. Thinking we could create a reality TV show - kind of Survivor/The Apprentice - where the students compete in teams and undertake challenges designed to test their leadership. The students will create an episode a week that is shared on the school television network and via internet. Each student will have the opportunity to partake in the challenges as well as the TV production.

Not sure what software we would use to create the episode. We hope to have access to Flip video cameras to film the action.

What do you think? Does this sound like an engaging (and doable) idea?

Friday, August 20, 2010

3 Takeaways

  1. Use posterous to post classroom practice
  2. Make next term an Epic Learning Project
  3. Integrate gaming into teaching and learning

Asttle Reading Analysis

Example of one of my students explaining how he uses an asttle reading test to define new reading goals and next step learning.

Download now or watch on posterous
reading_goals.m4v (8134 KB)