Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Launching the Learning Process...

As I venture in to this learning experience, I am so fortunate to be actively collaborating with my students, colleagues and administrators. Part of reaching the needs of 21st century learners is about taking risks. The basis of this initiative will be action based. We will work together, grow and reflect on how these tools are reaching our instructional goals.
In our classroom, we had a brainstorming session of names for the project. The students generated a variety of ideas. None of these names have officially become the name of the experience yet, but I was impressed by the level of academic connections the students made. Some of the proposed names included: ilearn and iTL (iTouch Learning).
After sharing the basic objectives of the project with my 3rd graders, I posed the question, "How do you think ipod touches can be used to take care of your learning?"
The room was a buzzing brainstorm session. Apps were being applied to learning opportunities. They were engaged in the discussion and seemed to take on ownership from start.
I look forward to growing and making knowledge more accessible to our students. It gives them the opportunity to have a computer in hand and learning at their fingertips.


  1. I'm excited to make this journey with you, Megan. I'm especially excited that you have included your students in the planning phases. This is an amazing time to be an educator; I can't wait to see what those little machines have to offer our students.

  2. I'm so excited for you! I think that this will be an amazing adventure for you and your students! We have just recently begun using iPod Nanos in our classrooms and Touches with our SPED students so I'll stop by back to see how things are going. Thanks for sharing.

  3. My third grade daughter is in Mrs. Stacey’s classroom. When she comes home from school after using the itouches, she is so excited to tell everyone what she has been learning. We have discussions about her epal in Europe and how they spell things a bit differently. The vocabulary she uses is amazing. She speaks of blogs, wikis, apps, etc. I can’t help but think what her great grandma would say. I wonder what the next four generations will bring? We are truly becoming 21st century global learners. I am so thrilled to have her be a part of this exciting project. This is the wave of the future. We should embrace it.