Friday, January 31, 2014
Haiku Deck integration
Haiku Deck is a new tech tool that I have been playing around with and implementing in my 2nd grade Title 1 groups. First I watched a tutorial on how to use the tool. Then, I made slides related to a 2nd grade story from the basal reader. The story entitled, When the Wind Blows, tells about how nothing ends; when something comes to an "end", something else begins. I took some examples from the book and added my own pictures and captions to the slides. After my learning process, I showed the kids my work and they got a chance to work in groups of two to make their own slides. They mostly used my ideas for their first time; however, they used different pictures. They really enjoyed getting a chance to retell the story using a creative approach with their own chosen pictures. I was so engaged with their experimenting and learning. What a great tech tool to bring out creativity in learning. This puts Marzano's student learning factors into practice by enforcing vocabulary and learning through pictures. Although I haven't used a lot of tech tools with my groups before this year, I can see how my engagement levels are increasing with the lessons along with the students.