All students continued working on their digital portfolios for the month of October. Teachers gave students the choice of which piece to include. In addition, students had design rights to their slide. However, the main focus this time around, was the creating of an audio reflection.
We used the program, Soundtrap, to record our reflections. Students used brand new microphones to help with sound quality. It was a great opportunity for the students to express themselves in a different way. Just talking through their thinking is an important skill. Moreover, the using of a new tool will only open up more experiences for their future work. Perhaps a student may choose to create a podcast for another instructional project, now that they're familiar with the program. Perhaps the classroom teacher would recommend that specific or all students use Soundtrap to capture their thinking. The possibilities are endless!
Our hope remains to empower students to use tools that are meaningful to their purpose and that they identify with.