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on Tuesdays throughout the year.
Kevin is "patient zero" when it comes to being infected by Leveen's story. He read it first and he has been talking it up since. Mahammed just finished it. He handed it right off to another student even as his table mate clamored to be "next" to read it. It's been read by three students in less than two weeks. That's the best kind of contagious. And they are still talking about it. That, I love.
Another high point in my day was finally getting students into the digital textbook. I finally had time to figure out what we'd been doing wrong getting there. Learning a new resource takes time even for folks who are tech savvy. Just as I need time to learn, so do my students. I want to keep the idea that learning takes time in mind, especially this time a year when it can seem like there is a rush to get things done and moving at the start. I screen casted my demonstration today if you'd like to get a peek into our new resource. Please forgive the multiple log on interruptions around 2:36 . Sometimes our server requests multiple log ons when we're using personal devices on the network and what works one way one day does not always work the next.
On the plus side students were excited to see the online book. They jumped right in, got through the multiple log on requests with their mobile devices and even figured out the highlighting tools using their phones.
|Four textbooks, four devices.|
I've been taking pictures of students reading and of students' work in class and saving the images to their folders in Evernote, so I have my phone out on a work table a lot. I trust my students not to take the phone and can't help but laugh at the funny faces Tobi made on the screen. I wonder what possessed him to do that?