#5thchat is for people interested in chatting about topics in education, especially as they relate to Grade 5. The goal is to connect people who enjoy learning & sharing, plus supporting & creating partnerships worldwide!
A1 - "Personalized Learning" is what our district calls "Passion Time" or "Genus Hour." I try to "personalize learning" by meeting the specific needs & connecting with the personal interests of each of my students. #5thchat
A1 Personalized learning means connecting with Ss on a personal level. Matching curriculum to their interests and growth edges. It also means letting Ss have some control of their learning experience, choice, voice, and reflection. #5thchat
A2: I find students always want me to solve their problems/tell them what to do when they first come to my class They are frustrated at first but then really get into having so much choice and not needing me as much We go slowly and I ask questions to help them think #5thchat
Genius Hour is an opportunity for your students to explore personal interests in school. I structure mine so everyone's successful.
Here are all of my Passion Time/Genius Hour resources: https://t.co/3EWeqBeVMQ#5thchat Step-by-Step Directions, Student Projects, etc.
Today, we hunted around school for examples of the 8 forms of energy! Students took pictures on iPads, transferred them to laptops, imported them into a Keynote slide, saved it as a JPG & embedded it in our Weebly ePortfolios!
A3: In my Motivation & Emotion class, I learned that goals must be specific, challenging but not too hard, and most importantly there needs to be autonomy in setting goals! So let students make goals that are meaningful and personal to them! #5thchat
A3 We discuss the standards and come up with ways in which we can meet these standards. We discuss different ways we can prove our learning, set goals, create a daily schedule and go for it. Afterwards we reflect to see how well we did and make improvements next time. #5thchat
A3: I find students set goals that are very short term and pretty nonspecific at first. We work together to create longer term goals based on where they want to be. Used an awesome activity recently from @TaraMartinEDU that was really helpful #5thChat
A3 - We create SMAARTER Goals using this template that we created: https://t.co/bfVQnOvd8m We track our goals & decided the steps we'll take to achieve our goals! Feel free to make a copy and use it as you wish!
A3: it usually starts with the standards and we discuss where we are at. With my Kinders we just checked in on our oral counting goal. We looked at the end of year goal and made a short term one to help feel successful along the way. #5thChat
A4: our team created Google Docs to share with our students for each math standard. They include worksheets, video/video lessons, hands on activities, online practice. We made centers and have games available for most. I know some use Google Classroom to share too #5thchat
In past years, students would handle their own progress monitoring each week. I would conference only when students felt ready to "Complete" a goal or if they needed suggestions/help. This year I haven't been able to get it to that point just yet! Hopefully soon! #5thchat
A4 - Depending on the subject & task, some of our content is on our classroom website, some the students search for themselves, and some might be in print resources.
- Our current science unit: https://t.co/xV4ThjraDH
- Last Sci unit: https://t.co/eojdazgr4a#5thchat
A4: I use Google Classroom to disseminate materials or direction. I use Docs or Slides for instructions. I use Sheets for Ss planning - Ss get a tab, top tab is for material requests. I make Pinterest boards for ideas. Once I learn Hyperdocs I'll rely on those. #5thchat
A5: this is something I’m trying to move along with. Being an interventionist, I currently live in co-designer/designer world. Hoping to continue to learn more ways to move along the continuum in my role. #5thchat
I have a few programs I’d love to recommend but not exactly a resource for an individual student. If you’d like to do it with your class, check out @EVERFIK12’s VAULT and @FirstAmericanBT’s MONEY ISLAND. #5thchat
In reply to
@JuliaGalvanSTEM, @EVERFIK12, @FirstAmericanBT
A6: Students conference with me after they've done some practice, they also do exit slips but I'm trying for video reflections, create your own exit slip, create something to share with others/teach others as a way to show their learning #5thChat
I have my students create videos of their projects, explaining what they learned and how others can benefit from their new knowledge. Here's our first round of projects from my 4th graders this year: https://t.co/gIvYAiNi0m (Scroll down to see complete entries.)
A6: How to show what you know: Flipgrid response, presentation, build a graphic (Adobe Spark, Google Draw), Video. Sometimes I make them teach me. My favorite is I interview them. Create a model #5thchat
Best of the Best Book Awards according to #6thchat begins in 15 minutes! We want to hear your nominations for these areas! The times of the questions and nominations is in parenthesis on the slide but this gives you a head start on the thinking!