Saturday, May 28, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Let's create our own animal and write a story about it! What are the physical characteristics of the animal? What are your animal's adaptations? What does the habitat of your animal look like? Click on the link and let the fun begin!
Friday, May 20, 2011
Backchanneling is an online conversation between students about the the topic that is taking place in real time. Both classrooms created a joint group in Edmodo that allowed them to discuss the skype. In the past the students have backchanneled with students in our own classroom. This was the first time that we have had an online chat with the other mystery classroom during the skype. Want to know how the students felt about backchanneling? Take a look at the videos!
Today we had another successful Mystery Skype with our new friends in California. Each student had a special role to participate in our skype. We had our mystery detectives, bloggers, backchannelers, photographer, videographer, and clue givers fully immersed into their roles. We want to give a special thank you to Mr. Seliskar and his class for participating in the skype with us. We would also like to thank our Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, Jonathan Whan, for coming to see our learning in action!
Students were blogging about our Mystery Skype.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Students from Virginia also shared some amazing clues! The students had a connection when they talked about the Civil War!