Archive for November 2015 | Monthly archive page

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“The most powerful single modification that enhances achievement is feedback.  The simplest prescription for improving education must be dollops of feedback.” Hattie, 1992

3 questions students should be asking themselves about their learning–

Where am I going?

  1. Students need a clear statement of learning target.
  2. Students need to see exemplars of what they are being asked to do.

Where am I now?

How can I close the gap?

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Chris Kennedy, owner of Goatworks Drums,brought two master drummers to Bedford South for an assembly and hands-on workshop.

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Today after you have helped your Buddy set up his/her email account and have shown him/her how to login to Google Drive, have your buddy complete the following form:

Grade Three Johnson/6 Bembridge Technology Buddy Survey

 

Nov 17

Hour of Code

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I recommend you check out this tutorial and activity with your students in preparation for participation in the Hour of Code in December.  This is my second year participating in the Hour of Code and I’m getting a little braver now that we have had our technology refreshed.  Today I introduced the concept of computer programming with these videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKhVupvyhKk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBARzKRGLoM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKIu9yen5nc

We also had our first coding tutorial in Minecraft.  My students loved this Minecraft Coding activity and were advancing quickly through the levels! I have only tried this on computers; still need to investigate the functionality of it on an iPad but I’m thinking perhaps it would work if we accessed it through Puffin…