Sunday, December 11, 2011
Rather than have each present to the class, I let them present in the computer lab with half the class presenting and the other half watching their classmates' presentation and evaluating as they went. Having presentation one at a time can be quite time consuming and often involves waiting for technology to kick in.
We invited a grade five class to see their presentations. Their regular teacher was away and they aren't the easiest group so I planned carefully. Two students went to each presentation and then in about three minutes moved to the next (my class knew where to send them next). That worked out really well. I was a bit concerned because the one presentation I hadn't seen was because this student had been away. It was supposed to be about the invention of video games but mostly focused on Modern Warfare and had a few too many guns on that prezi and not great information. I think I need to have a conversation with his parents about how he is spending his spare time and if they have closely looked at this game.
The grade sevens (I don't currently teach them Social Studies)have been begging for projects so they are researching decomposers for science. Stay tuned...