What might inquiry look like in a language class?
The kids went out in pairs with cameras to take photos of trees. Next they uploaded their photos to the shared-drive so that everyone could share. My intention was to create a voicethread using the photos, but there were technical issues on the day, so at the last minute, I simply asked them to use the photos in a power-point presentation and insert audio to record what they wanted to say in Hebrew. Lots of skills were evident: finding appropriate vocabulary, speaking and listening; many kids wrote what they wanted to say first, so reading and writing too; collaboration, creativity, thinking, communication, cooperation, not to mention various tech skills. It was very engaging and I could sit on the sidelines and let the learning happen.
After combining them into one presentation, I had hoped to upload it into voicethread, to allow for comments, but then I discovered that the audio wasn’t supported. A quick search on the classroom 2.0 ning introduced me to Slide Boom, and here we are!!
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