She gave following the five points:
- Positive Digital footprint
- Communicating with digital tools
- Transparency for parents and families
- New ways of thinking about web tools
- Effective digital citizenship
I especially like the final point as I think it is imperative that we train students up to understand what it is to be a global digital citizen. The students need to see the digital world is more than entertainment and that it can be a powerful tool for presenting their learning to others.
So this year I thought that the students could use blogger to reflect on their learning as it is linked to there school google education apps and easy to use. Our first effort was their art piece on shading that they completed. I had collected and marked the art piece with WWW (what worked well) and EBI (even better if) so that student would have a prompt to assist their reflection. The students then created their own blog using the how to video below. They then used photobooth on their Macbooks to take a photo of the art work and then write up a reflection. I wrote and example that the student could follow if finding it difficult to think of what to write.
The advantage with blogger is that it automatically dates the blog and students have a clear record of their progress throughout the year . In future posts I will show some of the reflections the students have developed. The beauty of using reflections is that the students are able to think about their work on a different level. Hopefully this will lead to more thought going into the next similar challenge,
So go and have the students set up a blog and have fun.
How to set up a blog in Blogger.com