Our Unit of Inquiry: Personal journeys show the way that people change and can lead to new opportunities.
One way to map change overtime is to record our thoughts onto a Voice Thread. The best thing about a voice Thread, Kyle discovered, is that we can share it on the blog. The really cool thing about Voice Thread is that anyone can add to our discussion.
We are excited to share our thoughts with other schools. We soon realised we had a problem,
- They can come to us… umm no, who will leave their grown ups.
- We will Skype… ummm no, America is asleep when we are at school.
We can use the blog and we can share our Voice Thread… umm YES!
This fits perfectly into our Unit of Inquiry, no extra work. The children are learning how to express themselves thoughtfully and articulate clearly (speaking and listening skills, Language Arts curriculum). The added value is the audience. The children are mindful that their words are being shared around the world.
A huge thank you to our ICT facilitator Elif Raskin for helping the children. Next time they will work in small groups to support each other master the tool. Voice Thread is a focus tool for us this year. We feel it is a valuable technological tool for children build metacognitive skills (think about their thinking0 and support language growth.