At least that’s what my students think… and at this point, as long as they’re engaged. I’m in. This week has flown by and I have been super fortunate to get lab time (an hour or more) every day this week. WOO HOO! The kids finished two assignments this week and are eagerly awaiting their grades– I know the feeling ;) Even though my students have other assignments and responsibilities once in the lab, I gave them 15 minutes at the beginning of each lab session to “check their mail”. This was the QUIETEST I have seen my students ALL YEAR LONG!
This week, my students set up their usernames and passwords, added information to their profiles, uploading a profile picture, participated in educational and social discussions, sent me over 57 messages, and completed three assignments! I am using this Web 2.0 tool as part of my Challenge-Based Research and my students are producing data that amazes me! The following are assignments I have posted for my students and some of the discussions we have had online about them:
Book Study Self-Assessment
* NOTE: The Drop Box feature of Schoology is wonderful! (See right-hand sidebar) Except that the upload function was disabled on the student computers. I am not sure how to rectify that situation, but some students were able to upload their presentations from home and were mesmerized by the function!
More to come! I can’t wait to blog about what my students do next week!