How would you feel receiving an email that included a movie of your child reading a piece of writing he/she had written? Well, it made me smile. Then we (my K son and I) watched it together and talked about the fun we have up at Grandpa's house. Of course then I emailed it to just about everyone in my family.
This is one of the many ways Curly's teacher is thinking 21st century literacies in her classroom. Thanks Maureen for this precious gift! Thanks to Maureen also for helping me practice using imovie at lunch. She demoed it and I decided to jump in and try it this afternoon. One of my students (yes, a first grader who has played on imovie with an older brother at home) also talked me through using it as I asked the kids to retell our thinking and planning for a map project we are undertaking. I think I will put the student who has experience in charge of recording and dragging clips tomorrow. Just sharing that little bit at lunch helped me begin to think about how to integrate with what I am already working on. I have to say it is energizing me to think in new ways about how we can make authentic learning visible!!