What Scribe Posts are...
The assignment is simply to post a brief summary of what happened in class
each day. A different student is responsible for the daily scribe post and they
end their post by choosing the next scribe. The ﬁrst scribe is a volunteer. 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.
Write a brief summary of what we learned in class today. Include enough detail
so that someone who was away sick, or missed class for any other reason, can
catch up on what they missed. Over the course of the semester, the scribe
posts will grow into the textbook for the course; written by students for students.
Remember that as each of you write your scribe posts. Ask yourself: quot;Is this
good enough for our textbook? Would a graphic or other example(s) help
illustrate what we learned?quot; And remember, you have a global audience,
These are excellent Scribe Posts.
This is a foldable. A note taking strategy I use.
Not the easiest thing to scribe.....
Students recreate what you have done in the classroom and create
a permanent record for their audience to view.
I was introduced to this concept by its originator
From one math teacher to another I thought the idea of scribe
posts had a spot in my classrooms.
I was right.
For teachers, aside from updating The Scribe List, also requires the occasional
reminder to students to stay on top of their scribe posts. Occasionally, if the
day's scribe is sick or away for any other reason give the class a few minutes,
perhaps while taking attendance, to decide among themselves how they are
going to deal with this issue. (Remember, the idea behind the scribe post is to
make students responsible for their own learning.) This essentially requires that
a student volunteer to quot;coverquot; for the scribe who should pick up the routine
again the next day.
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.
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.
Students step up to the challenge of being the scribe
on the given day.
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.
It is chronological a natural ﬁt to scribing.
Scribe Posts work with wiki’s but I like the use of a blog for this