Here is a ‘Down and Dirty’ Summary of my work towards my Eportfolio goals/Final Project since my last post:
- Liaised with staff, Upper Primary Ed Tech Coach and PYP coordinator to revamp Portfolio Essential Agreements:
- Learning 2 Proposal for a 1 hour session on Seesaw: Student Driven Proposals Accepted. Gulp! (I, like 90% of people I know, am terrified of public speaking.)
- Co-planned and co-led 2nd ePortfolio Staff meeting , where we looked critically at portfolio posts in teams/cross grades and cross platforms (Blogger).
- Filled out Ambassador PD form, and requested free Seesaw Swag. My T-shirt has arrived!
Our Portfolio Post Framing Questions:
- How has the teacher or student shown the context for the learning? (What? Where? When? Why? How?)
- What would help you to understand more about the context for learning? (What questions do you have?)
- Is the individual student learning evident?
- In what ways has the teacher scaffolded the post?
- Is there evidence of teacher voice? Is it necessary? Is there evidence of student voice? Is it necessary?
Staff Meeting Critical Reflections:
- Led several training sessions for Assistants (KG, EY1, Gr1) on Seesaw & finding the learning, using the PYP essential elements framework (looking for specific skills found under the 5 Transdisciplinary Skills Heading; Attitudes)
- Created Wallpapers for class iPads with Seesaw ‘Wow’ Work Poster to act as visual guide/reference
- Continue on-going discussions and work with grade 1 pilot class on blog option (set up blog, ‘advertised’ in Google + community of Seesaw Ambassadors for a Seesaw connected blog; communicated with parents, liaised between class teachers involved…plant to intro to students…forgot to consult admin…snap. 🙁
- Created/Collated Resources ‘Seesaw for SLCs and beyond’ in a Padlet (I can’t get enough!) and shared with Staff
- Met with visiting Ed Tech Leaders to show/ walk them through Seesaw/how our school is using it and discuss with them the possibilities/limitations as they are currently making a decision about a platform for next year. Walking someone else through our process was a nice reminder of just how far we have come!
- Proactive effort to work with students using Seesaw: Modelling use of voice recorded comments and drawing tool in classrooms; recruiting students during Outdoor Learning to review their journal and begin to make comments on their own and other’s posts.
- Continue to contribute to and update my ‘Course 5 Padlet‘