PBL after week two – A reflection

Last week didn't start out to well, one of my boys was sick and I missed the first two days of the week. It turns out this was a pretty good test to see if the students were indeed capable of continuing on with the PBL by themselves. Could students continually drive their learning around the DQ? This pretty much... Continue Reading →

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Designing a PBL. A reflection after week one

Holidays are always a fabulous opportunity to have space to think, reflect and plan. During the break I was able to plan and create a Project Based Learning task for my Year 11 Studio Arts students. We have two classes studying Studio Arts with two teachers, myself being one of them. I guess I started with considering... Continue Reading →

Trying to dig deep with a flipped classroom

I have been a 'fanboy' of the flipped classroom for sometime, having built up confidence in totally flipping my subjects and seeing the many benefits a flipped environment brings. One of the main areas that I have been really happy with is how the flipped classroom allows the class to dig a little deeper into... Continue Reading →

Friday Standups

I wanted to create greater student accountability around their learning and also give students the opportunity to present their learning and discuss where they are going.  I got the idea from collaborating with a UX designer in London with my class. With her team every Friday they meet and discuss what they are working on, seek feedback... Continue Reading →

Hinge Questions, Exit passes and Digital Portfolios with FlipGrid

I have been using flipgrid with my students which is a fabulous question curation application. Check it out at flipgrid.com. It allows you to publish video or text questions and curates the responses in a visual grid for your class or even the world to see. It is really simple and beautifully intuitive to use.... Continue Reading →

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