Embrace Possibility

In This Edition:

Check out five simple hacks to include in your teaching! — Review our Tech & Wellness suggestions —
See a map with recommendations from the AISB community.

Good morning, Vampires!  We continue to share ideas, strategies, and articles to ignite your curiosity and deepen discussions around the use of technology in the classroom. This week, we focus on the Guiding Statement, Embrace Possibility.
The power of an iPad is often underestimated, yet many professionals prefer these devices over laptops! Today we share with you a video resource from Mathew Pullen, educator, consultant, and lecturer, who says “I have seen for years how the power of technology can unlock so much potential in learning and really empower students to do so much more”. Mathew’s YouTube Channel hosts a wide range of videos around iPad use for teachers and students, including a playlist entitled ‘Teachers with an iPad‘. Worth a look!

Grade 1 – 4 teachers: We will continue to add to this presentation – please let us know if you would like to add to it and we will make you an editor of the presentation. Also, feel free to make suggestions for additional content that you would like to see there.
Learn more about what Google Forms and Sheets can do to maximize your formative feedback workflow.
Last weekend, the Digital Learning Team and Liviu joined the Learning2 Europe conference. Tweets from participants at the conference can be found under the hashtag #learning2. Here are some of the big ideas the AISB cohort came away with:

Project-based learning is a meaningful teaching method that gets students involved in active learning, and it can be used from a small classroom project to a whole school project. Through project-based learning, students may impact our school community by displaying their learning as we inspire them to get the best from themselves by being creativecourageous, and compassionate learners.

The highlight of Learning 2 is, and has always been, the sense of community it nurtures: We connect over similar challenges and bond over solutions and our love of learning. 

Coaches are essentially thinking partners. They’re not there to evaluate, or judge. Coaches help teachers to maximize student learning, not by being any kind of expert but by being a sounding board and data coach.

Knowledge is no longer defined by ‘knowing something’. It is defined by one’s ability to learn, unlearn, and relearn in the moment it is needed.
The AISB Digital Learning Team working (out!)
with other coaches at the Learning2 conference.