Currently a Teacher Librarian (.4) & a 6-8 Social Studies and Science Specialist (.6)</li></li></ul><li>In my classroom,we are all about…<br />CONNECTED LEARNING<br />
<ul><li>We learn about ourselves and how we learn and talk about it a lot.
We learn about the world around us. (Teacher Model, Investigate, Collaborate, Share, Reflect)
We do our own investigations using the inquiry model and develop projects to demonstrate how we solve problems.
We are in a constant cycle of: self-reflection, questioning, group-reflection, feedback, self-reflection</li></ul>Using the Studio Model…<br />
Evolution of access to technology in my classroom.<br />Two computers <br />in my classroom<br />A SMART Board for my class.<br />2007<br />One MacBook Cart for the school<br />2009<br />2005<br />2006<br />2010<br />Data projectors in our classrooms<br />2nd MacBook Cart for the school<br />2008<br />One Mac Book per teacher<br />Best Buy Award<br />
Best Buy“Best in Class Fund” Winner 2009<br />École Wilfrid Walker School<br />Grade 7 French Immersion<br />December 2009<br />
Technology became another way to connect<br />
Sonic Pics for Podcasting<br />Examples of our <br />Sonic Pic creations:<br />http://youtu.be/ExU6v8hfwcc<br />http://youtu.be/APpGWqnx5gE<br />http://www.sonicpics.com/public/index.php<br />
iPro Recorder for Audio Recordings<br />How we’ve used it:<br />Recorded each other or ourselves reading for fluency and comprehension.<br />Conducted interviews with each other.<br />Recorded audio for videos.<br />Recorded scientific observations.<br />Recorded brainstorming or group work.<br />
Easy Access to the Internet<br />Do research online.<br />Access links from our website.<br />Complete Google Forms.<br />Email completed creations, notes and photos.<br />Enable wireless sharing between devices.<br />
Examples of some of our projects<br />Participated in global collaborative writing projects.<br />Documented our world in one day and are now part of a Hollywood documentary<br />Made connections to global disasters and raised funds to support victims.<br />Supported an Olympic Athlete to win Gold in Vancouver.<br />Made Canadian history come to life through Heritage Fair.<br />
My advice…<br /><ul><li>Fire - Find our your students passions