Making the World Kinder

Making the World Kinder

Two weeks ago, we had the very surreal experience of having a professional film crew in our classroom filming us. To be put under the microscope in such a way is odd to say the least, yet, it was business as usual here in room 235D. We had learning to do, explorations to have, and so our days continued, film crew or not.

I did not know at first which angle Microsoft would take on their video highlighting cloud technology in the classroom, but just knew they wanted to see what we do. To say that I am proud of the final result is an understatement. I am so proud of how my students are growing, I am so proud of how they question the world, seeking their own conclusions and figuring the world out.

Yesterday the president of Microsoft, Brad Smith, tweeted our video out.

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Mass consumer of incredible books, Pernille Ripp helps students discover their superpower as a middle school teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin. She opens up her educational practices and beliefs to the world on her blog and is also the creator of the Global Read Aloud Project, a global literacy initiative that since 2010 has connected more than 1,00,000 students. Her book Passionate Learners - How to Engage and Empower Your Students is helping teachers change the way students feel about school. Her other book Empowered Schools, Empowered Students is meant to give others the courage to change. Follow her on Twitter @pernilleripp.