Monday, a grade six student called out to me from down the hall, “Hey Ms. Saas.” He was in North Carolina.
This week, I brainstormed and gave feedback with three classes of grade six students. I drank my tea, watched many run-thoughs of videos styled after Commoncraft tutorial videos. I learned a lot about adaptation, mutation, natural selection… and who in grade six has really ugly nose hairs. No, you cannot smell tea through the webcam, but I got most of them to try!
I love teaching and learning this way. The only other experience I had with learning with technology was boring. But these connections are dynamic.
Oh and ya, did you know caterpillars, elephants and polar bears are “freaks!”