Mark Twain Principal Mike Anderson and I had the honor of interviewing a few of the students from Mrs. Gomes' fourth grade classroom. The subject was a presentation they created as an assignment in English Language Arts. They created what looked like a news interview regarding a pressing issue at school. The students were required to provide solutions to the presented issue. Students were required to write a script approved by the teacher and they were to be creative in producing this iMovie (not all students made iMovies as some used posters). These students did a very good job of speaking, writing and discussing content in a very academic way.
It was encouraging to see how our teachers and students create and use lessons that augment their learning. Both students were very proud of their work, and I have to say Mr. Anderson and I were "beaming" with pride at our students learning in such dynamic and powerful ways.
21st Century Learning