4th Graders share their thinking on Internet Research

Two 4th Graders share their understanding of the relationship between online resources and traditional texts. This exercise of creating digital artifacts of what’s happening at key moments within units of study is something we’d like to build into the process in all classrooms at TAOTS.

Here’s the Students’ Video

 4th Graders share their thinking on Internet Research from TAOTS on Vimeo.

Here’s Behind the Scenes of the Process

TAOTS student portfolio reflections from TAOTS on Vimeo.

This process has the potential to reinforce students’ learning through examining and explaining their own thinking. The resulting media (videos, photos, screenshots, or blog posts) can help students review content and processes, archive learning happening within units of study, and allow teachers gain insights on how students are making connections.

Look for more as we spread this process through the different grade levels!

5th Grade Memoirs: Padlet Wall

Click to View this Padlet Wall
Click to View this Padlet Wall

The 5th graders are publishing written memoirs about their time at TAOTS. They are also creating short video memoirs in Media Literacy class.

As a way of creating a commemorative movie for graduation that captures the major themes that the students wrote about, we are going to have a small group of students organize the best lines, added today to a Padlet Wall (linked below), into a music video.

The goal of the video is to make the graduation audience remember TAOTS, and feel something.

This Padlet Wall of excerpts from the student memoir writing is the first step towards making that video!