Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Edina High School Staff and eLearning2

Yesterday I met with staff at Edina High School to share some updates on our eLearning2 initiative for 2015-16. While the program is entering its 4th year, this is the second year that all students are required to have a device for their learning.

We talked about our Digital Age Learning Framework and how it ties into our Educational Competencies and Next Generation learning, as well as using the SAMR framework for thinking about how students are using devices in their classrooms. 



During the session I asked the staff to share at their tables ways that they had incorporated devices in their instruction. I gave them a Google Form to record their answers and share what they discussed. Here are the questions they asked and a visual representation of the responses:

How did you incorporate student devices in your instruction last year?


It was rewarding to see so many different ways devices had been used for learning! Not just for consuming information, but collaboration and creation in all curricular areas! 

What growth steps do you hope to take this year?

It was great to walk around and hear the conversations as staff shared their stories. This coming year, staff are excited to take advantage of Google Classroom's new features and go deeper in the "SAMR Pool"  
I am excited for the coming year, and working with a staff willing to "live in beta," and grow!



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