Monday, October 12, 2015

Where I'm From #clmaker




Fifth Grade "Where I'm From"
Our fifth through eighth grade students are part of a Connected Learning Blogging group [CLbooc], which includes students from


  • Oro Medonte, ON CA
  • Waterloo, ON CA
  • Coaldale, AB CA
  • El Monte CA USA
  • Honolulu, HI USA
  • Nespelem, WA USA

Our first project is to introduce each other. Our class choose to write "I Am From" poems based on one written by George Ella Lyon “Where I’m From.” Each verse starts with “I am from…” and shares the bits of one’s life that somehow touched your values and helped you become who you are.


Most of the eighth grade students and one sixth grade student created slides of part of their poem and included links to videos. View the slides in the presentation above. More students may add theirs later. Fifth grade is working on a VoiceThread, which I will embed here in an update.

The students' poems are written on their blogs, which you can access below or from the sidebar at right.  Ask your student for their codename.  Some students' blogs are private and will require a log in by the student.

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Madtohttp://nsdsbmadto.blogspot.com
Devonhttp://nsdsbdevon.blogspot.com
Spikehttp://nsdsbspike.blogspot.com
Lykmohttp://nsdsblykmo.blogspot.com
Gramdahttp://nsdsbgramda.blogspot.com
Smairhttp://nsdsbsmair.blogspot.com
Markahttp://nsdsbmarka.blogspot.com
Sindahttp://nsdsbsinda.blogspot.com
Carsehttp://nsdsbcarse.blogspot.com
Zellahttp://nsdsbzella.blogspot.com
Sontrehttp://nsdsbsontre.blogspot.com
Mashuahttp://nsdsbmashua.blogspot.com
Dreseyhttp://nsdsbdresey.blogspot.com
7
Phasahttp://nsdsbphasa.blogspot.com
Shynihttp://nsdsbshyni.blogspot.com
Kyindhttp://nsdsbkyind.blogspot.com
Warfrahttp://nsdsbwarfra.blogspot.com
Ayrelhttp://nsdsbayrel.blogspot.com
Tenerhttp://nsdsbtener.blogspot.com
Strangehttp://nsdsbstrange.blogspot.com
Rangerhttp://nsdsbranger.blogspot.com
Winarhttp://nsdsbwinar.blogspot.com
Komandhttp://nsdsbkomand.blogspot.com/
6
Hantonhttp://nsdsbhanton.blogspot.com/
Andophhttp://nsdsbandoph.blogspot.com
Edacoehttp://nsdsbedacoe.blogspot.com
Kanithhttp://nsdsbkanith.blogspot.com
Bremarehttp://nsdsbbremare.blogspot.com
Ademoehttp://nsdsbademoe.blogspot.com
Samsimhttp://nsdsbsamsim.blogspot.com
Hardihttp://nsdsbhardi.blogspot.com
Storyhttp://nsdsbstory.blogspot.com
5
Enibehttp://nsdsbenibe.blogspot.com
Essbehttp://nsdsbessbe.blogspot.com
Airboiehttp://nsdsbairboie.blogspot.com
Rincarhttp://nsdsbrincar.blogspot.com
Engeohttp://nsdsbengeo.blogspot.com
Andlowhttp://nsdsbandlow.blogspot.com
Tomichhttp://nsdsbtomich.blogspot.com
Okisomhttp://nsdsbokisom.blogspot.com
Errevohttp://nsdsberrevo.blogspot.com
Laikyhttp://nsdsblaiky.blogspot.com

Our next projects will occur each month through these cycles:


  1. A Personal Introduction (Due Oct 1)
  2. Group Name/Design a Group Badge (Due Nov 2)
  3. A Travel Piece (Due  Dec 3)
  4. Environmental Issues (Due (Feb 1)
  5. Social Justice Issues (historical or present day) (Due March 1)
  6. Poetry/Lyrics (Due April 1)
  7. Completely Open! Do Anything! (May 1)


We are currently reading each others' introductions and commenting on them, following the protocol: TG: Tell something great; give a suggestion. Students have been placed in "Learning Hubs" which you can find in Lead Teacher Julie Johnson's blog. After reading the introductions, students will create a group name and a group badge for their Learning Hub by collaborating with each other. You can find the leader of each hub in the same post.

Why are we working with other classes?  Today's world is global; students in their work futures will need communication and collaboration skills, the ability to clearly communicate and create with others from other places in the world.  Connecting and learning with other students in other schools helps them learn those communication skills needed in their futures. In a white paper published by The International Data Corporation, entitled  “Skills requirements for tomorrow’s best jobs”, the paper highlights some of the key skills for the future:
  • Communication skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Customer service oriented
  • Organizational skills
  • Problem solving
Our students will be communicating ideas, considering details, organizing ideas, problem-solving to create a project, and doing these in a positive way in order to meet the needs of their team [customer service].

We are meeting our standards and future needs.  Please visit their blogs throughout the year and encourage their learning -- not perfect, but improving.  Thanks!


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