Only very new to using Twitter, I was pleased to finally have a rapid and effective way to find professional conversations, links and topics that I am interested in and need for my professional development. I recently found Erin Mahollitz and her website, Teaching Mahollitz: Tales from a Third Grade Classroom via Twitter. As my goal is to better my craft of teaching through learning and reflection, I have found her two posts on the topic of reflection, SOLSC: Rethinking Reflection and Cultivating A Reflective Practice, thoughtful and useful to my practice. If you are reading my posts, you may find her reflections of interest to you too. From Singapore to Estonia, thank you Erin.
Within this post, technology is mainly referring to the use of computers.
One of my students brought in a little device to share with the class made of two old plastic cards, sticky tape and a single rubber band. When stretched open, folded over and released it snapped and jumped into the air. We dubbed it the Card Clapper. Another student happened to also bring in a solar powered fan cap.
This had direct relevance to our Central Idea, Energy comes from many sources, exists in different forms, is changed, stored and used in different ways. I immediately took a picture on my iPhone and posted it on our class Weebly website posing, “How does it work?” as optional homework.
Hi, I am Natasha Hutchins an international teacher collaborating, exploring and sharing ideas with others, like myself from around the world, for our collective professional development and enjoyment of learning and teaching.