Not THE Colony, but news from the American Colonies. Students at CVMS’s Blended US History class worked together to dive into aspects of life in the colonies: on the farm, in the cities, rights of the colonists, crime and punishment, life for African Americans, religion, education, colonial families, and leisure.
Teachers Carrie Woods and Janda McQueen masterfully facilitated a learning experience that leveraged the power of 1:X tools and devices in a balanced way. Students had access to a variety of tools and even spaces to work with. Books, paper, iPads, Mac Airs, desks, bean bags, and flexible learning spaces throughout the school. The learning workflow included an initial brainstorming, storyboarding, presentations slides, a script, and then the video shoot. Student choice was a strong design element throughout the process.
Keep calm and let the kids create! I like it!