Students were given opportunities to reflect and fortify the thinking skills when designing and creating a task. Students reflected on the importance of learning outcomes when creating and found that creating is more than just assembling items or objects together.
The students pointed that throughout the process of building the scribble bot, they were:
- Trying and retrying.
- Problem solving
- Confirming learning and discovering new learning
- Referring to criteria for expectations
- Covering learning concepts: French Science Social Studies Arts Math
- Learning from the team
- Having conversations
- Reflecting, and adjusting
- Improving, through many attempts, there was lots of growth
- Accepting, feedback- from team members
- Compromising on ideas
- Stopping. thinking and deciding
Students also shared their expertise on technology for the project. I did not teach them the how to of the tools they developed the skills to be successful and creative with the tools. (ShowMe, iMovie, Google presentation, Thinglink, Fotobabble, 30hands pro)
After 3 weeks, I am starting to see students understand that thinking is not just something you keep to yourself. It is what you can share, reflect, reapply, create, explain. Learning is a community full of feedback and new learning. The trust during learning with no judgement, increased risk taking for achieving and succeeding. We focused on the success and the improvements during tasks.With the open ended tasks students became problem solvers, designers (all scribble bots were different). They understood concepts of structures, electricity and developing French language through team conversations and explaining. We worked with our needs and built our learning community!
My goal is to make students confident, and think of school as a learning environment where they lead their learning, make mistakes for growth and design their thinking.
How are you encouraging growth, self-confidence, self regulation and collaboration?
The eportfolios for housing the tasks and reflecting about the process of learning.