The idea of Document FOR Learning is occupying my mind more and more… puzzle pieces of different strategies and needs in modern teaching and learning are coming together if I look at them through the lens of teachers, students and school communities documenting their work.
I see intentional documenting FOR learning as:
- serving a metacognitive purpose
- a creative multimedia expression (oral, visual, textual) a component of reflective practice
- taking ownership of one’s learning
- a memory aid
- professional development
- being open for feedback
In order to raise awareness about the potential of documenting for learning in education and bring in different perspectives from other educators, I decided to take a selfie, holding a piece of paper with keyword(s) of what documenting for learning is mainly about for me.
Ready to participate in crowdsourcing more perspectives?
- Write down what you believe #document4learning is all about in education and contribute visually by
- Snapping a selfie with you holding up a keyword
- Upload the image to Twitter using the hashtag #document4learning (to add your image to all the other contribution and voices).
P.S. This type of crowdsourced-selfie-activity is a great way to have students participate in summarizing their learning, make a prediction, make it visible (you could use a Visible Thinking Routine, ex. CSI), or as an exit ticket.
cross posted at langwitches.org/blog
Silvia Tolisano is a Curriculum21 faculty member, author of the book Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators and founder of the Around the World with 80 Schools project. Read more at http://langwitches.org/blog.