Tuesday, 2 November 2010

A Little of This & A Little of That

One thing I absolutely love about Twitter and blogging is how many amazing ideas are out there being shared. And copying is ok, even encouraged! Today's lesson with 5th graders was a little bit Becky and a little bit Mary Lee & Franki--Becky posted about Big Huge Labs trading cards and Mary Lee & Franki blogged about themselves as readers. I combined the two and had the students brainstorm 5 things about themselves as readers and put them on the trading cards. They not only dug deep about their own selves but they learned some very useful tech skills:

1. How to use Photobooth
2. How to take a screenshot
3. How to upload a photo

My next step is to get their trading cards on a slideshow and have it running on our small digital screen in the Hub for all to see.

Here's my wondering-- is it ok for me to share the slideshow on my blog if the students only have their first name listed? I prefer to share their work rather than my example, but I am unsure. Advice welcome!


Franki said...

This is soooo fun! I love it. Now I have to go play with it.
great idea!

linda704 said...

What is your district AUP? That might have some guidelines. :)

Dear Librarian said...

I love this idea, and I will be stealing it! Love it!!

I bet your publications or admissions office has had parents sign off any photos that may be used for publication. You could start there...Or is could have come from your tech department and might be within the Acceptable Use Policy at your school.

IMC Guy said...

Very cool. You're right about Twitter and sharing, it's awesome. I like this project, pretty simple, but fun for the kids and it has a purpose. I wish we had Macs and could use Photobooth.

Colleen said...

Love it! One question about Big Huge Labs - the kids have to get it done all in one sitting, right? They can't save their work and continue next class, can they?

Becky Maher said...

I love how you used this!