In Jim Short’s Driver’s Ed class, student are showing their understanding of the vocabulary by creating a Picture Book Story using the website storyboardthat.com . Students are able to create their own avatar and show their mastery of the terms by selecting appropriate pictures and using the vocabulary terms appropriately in the pages of the book.
Here is Kyle Dube describing the Story board project:
Here is a clip of students working with their chromebook and the website:
What makes Mr. Short’s shift so great is that it gives students the ability to visualize their learning and also use it again as a reference later. It was a minimal change from what he use to do and that has allowed his students to engage in their learning rather than receive direct instruction.
Jim also used the app SeeSaw to communicate with his student’s parents with snapshots of them working in class and short videos. Parents are able to view the pictures or short videos and reply back directly to the teacher. By utilizing this app, Mr. Short is able to build relationships with his students are parents quickly and efficiently.
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