Over the past year at West Langley, many teachers have been focused on empowering their students to create academic content rather than consume it. The use of iPads, Chromebooks, and Macbooks has also allowed students to learn digital workflows and processes as they create academic resources for themselves and their peers.
Ms. McLeod’s Grade 5 & 6 students actively create digital content through the use of tools like Peardeck, Final Argument, iMovie, Kahoot, Explain Everything, and Keynote, to name a few. But don’t let the long list of digital tools fool you; the focus is always on learning! Ms. McLeod’s students choose the best apps for demonstrating their own learning and sharing it with their peers.
Mrs. O’Byrne & Mrs. Bentley are no strangers to having students create content, either. Their Grade 2 & 3 students regularly use PicCollage, Explain Everything, and Book Creator to share their learning through pictures, voice, and text. They regularly blog to document their progress in each subject area, too.
Though she is newer to the world of student blogging, Mrs. Gorseth has empowered student creation and digital sharing through the fine arts. The class' art projects have been regularly documented on her students’ blogs as they are inspired by artists such as Georgia O’Keefe and Ted Harrison. Additionally, they share their experiences from special events such as readers’ theatre and their trip to see the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Their blogs can be found at kidblog.org/MrsGorsethsGrade3. Click on a child’s name to view their blog content.