In this episode we chatted with Jaime Girard – Intensive Support Teacher for the board’s primary and junior interval classes. She discussed her prior experiences as an interval teacher as well as how she currently supports interval programs in her new role including an exciting invention convention event.
This Or That: Google Keep vs Post Its?
Google Keep is a cool app to keep track of all sorts of things. Create ToDo lists, set reminders, and add tags. This #TipsinTwo can help you get started!
If you can’t let go of your Post Its but want a way to digitize them, check out the PostIts Plus app.
What’s new in the world of EML?
Nicole shared about working with an IC, Climate RT and two classroom teachers to plan a project about kindness, both in person and online. The result is a project based learning experience that would leverage climate strategies like community circles, role play and more. Students will then be challenged to plan and undertake an action project to promote kindness. We’re excited to see what they come up with! Be sure to check out the many great climate resources available on the intranet. Take a look at the PSA Emily mentioned:
Emily shared about the fantastic new Tool Lending Library. There are a number of technology kits ranging from VR creation to MaKey MaKey steam now available for sign out through the Modern Learning chiclet on the intranet. It is a great opportunity to try before you buy, and we are hoping to build a bank of activities, and lesson plans created by the teachers who sign them out.
More from the interview:
Water bottle filling station project example:
A few tweets from the first annual invention convention!
Ask your students what they might like to invent and get them to sketch out their plans. This introduction to the first steps in design thinking can catapult them into further creative thinking.