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  1. 1. Scribe Posts One journey into 21st Century Learning!
  2. 2. I was introduced to this concept by its originator Darren Kuropatwa From one math teacher to another I thought the idea of scribe posts had a spot in my classrooms. I was right.
  3. 3. Scribe Posts can be one of the simplest ways to start classroom blogging. Original image: 'Fopp Records Pricing' by: Tom Carden
  4. 4. Scribe Posts are... The assignment is simply to post a brief summary of what happened in class each day.
  5. 5. The first scribe is a volunteer.
  6. 6. A different student is responsible for the daily scribe post and they end their post by choosing the next scribe.
  7. 7. Instructions Include enough detail so that someone who was away sick, or missed class for any other reason, can catch up on what they missed.
  8. 8. Over the course of the year, the scribe posts will grow into the textbook for the course; written by students for students.
  9. 9. Remember that as each of you write your scribe posts. Ask yourself: “Is this good enough for our textbook?
  10. 10. Would a graphic or other example(s) help illustrate what we learned?” And remember, you have a global audience, impress them.
  11. 11. Do you remember teaching this in class today?
  12. 12. Kim’s Scribe Post
  13. 13. A picture tells a thousand words
  14. 14. A bubbleshare says.... A 22 image animation
  15. 15. This is a foldable. A note taking strategy I use. Not the easiest thing to scribe.....
  16. 16. Or is it!
  17. 17. Students recreate what you have done in the classroom and create a permanent record for their audience to view.
  18. 18. Teacher Responsibility The teacher's daily involvement is limited to updating a post called The Scribe List which is at the top of the links list in the sidebar of the class's blog.
  19. 19. Commenting on student work Simple comments by the teacher provide the student with feedback and knowledge that there is an audience for their work. This is one of the most important roles of the teacher.
  20. 20. Advantages There is a history of your class for all to see. Students that are ill that day or ones who want to prepare for an assessment have access to student created notes.
  21. 21. Advantages The quiet student has a voice that is as loud as the others!
  22. 22. Advantages Students step up to the challenge of being the scribe on the given day. Original image: 'Attempt to Crush' by: Forest Purnell
  23. 23. Students do this work on their own time. Enjoy doing the “homework” at home.
  24. 24. Role of Audience
  25. 25. Being good classroom citizens means that they comment and read the blog on a regular basis. They are part of the audience.
  26. 26. Role of the class - to comment on others work. - provide feedback positive and negative
  27. 27. Role of the class -offer suggestions for further improvement -add details that were missed by the scribe
  28. 28. Disadvantages Everything you say and do gets put in the scribe. Be confident that you are an excellent teacher.
  29. 29. Disadvantages What happens in your class is now known by everyone.
  30. 30. Role of audience
  31. 31. Obstacles If no one comments some students feel let down. Where can you find an audience for your students?
  32. 32. Show them the world is watching and reading Find a Global Audience.
  33. 33. Why a blog instead of a wiki A blog is a permanent record that cannot be erased by other classmates. Only the author has the permission to delete a post.
  34. 34. It is chronological a natural fit to scribing.
  35. 35. Michelle’s Scribe
  36. 36. Jake’s Scribe
  37. 37. Places to find Scribe Posts The Scribe Post Hall of Fame My Class Scribe Blogs Rm 16 2006-07 Rm 17 2006-07 Rm 41 2006-07 Rm 73 2006-07 Rm 16 2005-06 Rm 17 2005-06 Rm 41 2005-06 Rm 73 2005-06
  38. 38. More information Release the Hounds