By Kelly Servant (Hugh Cole Elementary School) The Strategy Key Points: These learner driven literacy centers are tailored to the students needs, strengths, and interests.Students are expected to take ownership of their learning when they are in their centers. Students progress at own pace.Each of the groups is personalized based upon the needs of that … Continue reading Personalized Literacy Centers in the Kindergarten Classroom
Fifth grade students are expected to write focused, research reports that teach and engage readers. Through this Lucy Calkins Writing Unit, students are instructed a variety of techniques to implement in their own writing. What makes this unit personalized for our students is that the instructional process is both learner centered and learner driven.
Creating a menu of blended learning opportunities that allow second grade students to focus on their unique needs and interests.
This year, Grade 3 students at Hugh Cole Elementary School used NewsELA and FlipGrid to strengthen their reading during read to self. The goal was to help me ensure that students are indeed using independent reading time for the purpose it is meant for, and it also helps me see where students are at with their reading skills and goals at various levels.
Leveraging Virtual Tours in the History Classroom We all strive to help history come alive for our students. One proven strategy is to have students engage in experiences that put them right in the action, whether it’s ancient ruins of great civilizations or those more aligned with modern historical developments. The constraint that we face, … Continue reading Digital and Personalized Learning Updates: Virtual Tours, EdTech for Formative Assessment, Google Classroom Mobile, and More
It's been a bit more than a year since RIDE adopted Social Emotional Learning Outcomes for all Rhode Island students. While time never seems to be on our side, making time for social emotional learning needs to be a priority not only for students in our district, but in every school across the United States.
By Renee MacDougall and Kelly Brum This year we started to feel like we, the teachers, were doing all the heavy lifting during our writing conferences with students. So when it was time to begin a new unit on opinion writing, we decided to try to shift more of the responsibility to our students. (making … Continue reading Reflecting on Writing Using Seesaw
By Kelly Servant (@servantk1) Using Seesaw in the classroom has helped students, their families and myself to easily look at students' growth over time. Students are able to choose work that they are proud of (wow work) to put into their portfolio. As the year progresses, the students and their families are able see how … Continue reading Personalizing Instruction in the K Classroom
By Vanessa Cronan, Nicole Galipeau, Jessica O'Neill, Laura Berard & Sarah Thurber Problem: How can we find an efficient way to communicate with our colleagues examples of students’ digital learning? From teachers sharing videos of student success, to students using technology to showcase and celebrate learning moments, technology within the classroom setting can take on … Continue reading Communicating with Colleagues – Seesaw Style
By Jessica O'Neill, Laura Berard & Sarah Thurber How can the use of Seesaw increase students’ ability to portray their learning and to critique their work by evaluating samples and then make the decision to only share their Wow work? The intended learning outcome is that students will take ownership of their learning by thoughtfully … Continue reading SeeSaw Wow Work