These past few couple of days were challenging. We had to set up our laptops and get a lot of stuff ready. Let’s jus explain a bit about living with laptops. First, living with laptops was a presentation and process where grade 6 started to get ready for using their laptops at home. I thought that the first activity was the most fun because the scavenger hunt was a good idea. 6M, 6E, and 6H had to solve clues on their own and work as a team. This shows the ATL skill of collaboration because we are working together in teams. I am looking forward to watching YOUTUBE on my computer but also to be able to do work at home. Now, LET’S WATCH SOME YOUTUBE!!!!
For the start of our second day of tech days, Ms.Clifford & Mr.Broughton taught us about learning with blogs. The point of this activity was to teach us about the ATL skills and how to use them in a blog post. Having a blog may seem pretty fun, but sometimes using the Atl’s in our posts may not be the easiest thing. Also, we chose two videos either from grade 9, grade 8, or grade 7 that taught us about how to use our Atl skills in our journey of middle school. Next, we had to write comments to the students who we watched the video of. Then, in pairs or in groups of three to make a brain frame of all the skills that we thought went in each category(Social, Self-Management, Thinking, Communication & Research skills). I learned in these videos that ATL’s are not only used in the PYP or MYP, but throughout all of the school. Atl’s are a great way to express yourself by also developing skills beyond the writing and the speaking. But through the mind.