I have been intrigued by all the posts about digital notebooks, writer's notebooks, writing with pen or pencil and the combo of everything. I even wrote about it before vacation. When I started to read Who Owns the Learning? I was torn again, so I chose to write in the book and use notes to pull my thinking together. It is really intriguing to me how notes allows me to manipulate text so easily.
Here are my notes along with (thinking) of Who Owns the Learning?
Students should not use computers to the work that could be done on paper (guilty of this)
Student role: Problem solvers, creativity, collaboration
Teacher role: mentor, advisor and facilitator. Teachers gain more control over time and can devote more attention to personalized instruction.
Technology permeates every aspect of our culture today. Students demonstrate huge interest in creating and sharing content (how are my students sharing beyond me?)
Redefine the role of learner as a contributor within my classroom (I have been slowly shifting my student's roles allowing student choice last year I was working towards choice on homework especially in math-students loved this)
Students want ownership and their work to have purpose (total ownership on research projects last year: poetry book, science experiment or literary non-fiction)
Strong lessons include
-role of educator (to guide the lesson along with students)
-potential for student-directed learning
*need immediate feedback
*students want to feel responsible for their learning along with quality of it (over all theme for me throughout the first section)
Empower students to learn how to learn (LOVE this idea and I wonder why I didn't think of It? Groups of students encouraged to learn different apps then they teach other students)
DIGITAL LEARNING FARM
Power and purpose and meaningful contribution has been missing from classrooms
Critical problem-solving skills is crucial
Encouraging students to ask the most interesting question (think I will do this with sticky notes allowing students to ask questions but them choose the higher level one)
As I reread my notes, I have so many ideas to ponder I think I will go take another walk on the beach. Thanks to @cathymere at Reflect & Refine, @laurakomos at Camp Read A Lot and @jillfisch at My Primary Passion for organizing #CyberPD.
PS: posting on my iPad has been a whole new learning experience for me.