Today the LTT members (Aaron Metz and Makky Fung) had an opportunity to run a parent LTT session at the Counsellor Coffee Morning. The sessions aim to give parents a hands-on, practical experience to become more familiar with the technologies used at CDNIS as well as those tools children are using today for socialising.
Parents learned about Spaces, Places and Games that students use in these days and discuss the following questions:
Why are these spaces so attractive to our kids? How are they being used at CDNIS? What can we do as parents to help them to find educational value in these tools?
SPACES (educational spaces endorsed by CDNIS):
- iFolios with WordPress
- Moodle Virtual Classroom
- GoogleApps for Education
- Twitter #cdnishk
- CDNIS Facebook page
- CDNIS Youtube channel
- CDNIS LTT Vimeo channel
PLACES (online environments our students frequently use):
- Instagram (iPhone App)
- Soundcloud (Laptop Website)
- YouTube Capture (iPad App)
GAMES (some popular games our students play):
- Minecraft EDU (Laptop App)
Thanks to the Guidance Department for organising the sessions and to parents who participated. Below is the keynote for parents to review the content of the sessions.
Grade 7 Green Scene *hastily improvised, fun Day Zero videos:
(*How hastily? Students had between 3-15 minutes to plan, rehearse, and perform their skits. All together, 26 kids performed in 30 minutes. Zoom!)
What does this have to do with real life? Watch the following video to see green screen scenes before and after editing for the big screen.
I can not express to you the excitement and pride that is overflowing from the 1C classroom this week. We are fortunate to have had the unique opportunity to trial digital portfolios in this classroom this year. Thanks to the annual fund for this great opportunity. We will review the process with all the stakeholders to inform us for future plan on digital portfolios and students using personal learning devices to demonstrate their learning.