As a mom of (now) two young girls, I find myself thinking this all the time. If only I could capture how they’ve changed, words they’ve said, first steps…the list goes on and on.
There are also times I think this as a teacher. Let me give you an example. A year ago a few teachers in our district were introduced to the topic of genius hour (thank you, Twitter for the idea). In our middle school building we wanted to take it a step further and our administration came up with the idea of genius day. Essentially we took a half day of school to allow students to research and learn about something in which they were truly interested. Then, we asked them to create. Topics ranged from fifth graders learning how a local shop makes snow skis and then trying to recreate the process in class to a sixth grade girl learning about how African women carry water, the risk it entails and then trying to come up with a more efficient way to help them do this very necessary task.
Authentic learning? Uh…yeah. To say it was awesome would be an understatement.
Now had I heard about Flipagram then, I would’ve taken (even more) pictures of that day, quickly dropped them into the app, grabbed a song I had downloaded to my phone and been able to share a quick video recap in less than 10 minutes. Sound great? Let me tell you more.
Have questions? Feel free to email me at email@example.com. Can’t wait to show you more next week!