Monday, February 9, 2015

The Power of Play

Last night on Twitter, California Ed Chat, aka #caedchat, had a wonderful chat on "The Power of Play." People shared so many encouraging thoughts and suggestions for ways to integrate play into the school setting in a variety of grade levels and subject areas.

I love the California Ed Chat. People from all over the world join in to share ideas, and the chat is always interactive and highly engaging. Although I live on the East Coast, and California Ed Chat starts late Sunday night for an East Coast person, I make it a point to stay up and join each week, as my schedule permits.

Here is the archive for the dynamic chat, Feb. 8, 2015, on "The Power of Play."

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Students Create Weekly Newsletters Using Digital Storytelling App

I came across this example of how one class uses the Shadow Puppet app to create weekly newsletters about what is going on in the classroom. Thought it was interesting to see how digital tools were used to communicate with parents and how students took ownership of the process.

The Shadow Puppet was created by Mrs. Weber's 2nd grade class.

Thanks to Mrs. Weber's 2nd graders for sharing this. Hope others consider the possibilities of using digital storytelling and apps like Shadow Puppet in this way. Big fan of Shadow Puppet, and recommend educators sign up for the educator's account.