I am still sifting through information from PETE & C 2016 and implementing ideas into my professional self. One idea that I especially liked was from George Couros, whom I follow on Twitter and via his blog, Connected Principals.
The idea was to daily Tweet something you or your students do in your classroom, adding a hashtag so you can easily track your Tweets. I have started that process, which is not very difficult to accomplish; there should be tons of ideas that can be promoted in your day if you just pay attention to what is going on…I am using the hashtag #Sal308.
This is my first weeks’ effort archived via Storify.com.
Today I had two seniors ask me a question about a project they are working on…I was blown away by their thinking. The project is a video on one of Freud’s Defense Mechanisms. They are to be acted out to either explain the mechanism or quiz students about the mechanism.
Long story short, these two students asked if they could act out their idea via text message, instead of shooting video of themselves. They explained further by stating that they would carry on the conversation on their phones, all dialog and details, while recording the screens.
Considering texting or some form of texting via multiple apps is one of the main forms of communication between that age group, I believe it could be a phenomenal idea and a first in the time this project has been in my curriculum. Just a focus on the message, if well written can be very powerful and true to their form of normal communications. Even more importantly, it is an idea and initiative all their own.
I hope plan on updating everyone once the project is complete.