Below you will find the link to my VoiceThread
This was an interesting activity for me, because I spent a large amount of time trying to overthink it. A VoiceThread is something completely new to me, so I felt like it should be a project for my students. After contemplating how to use this resource in my classroom, I decided that I would like it to be used as a spring board for ideas. Social learning, which is feel is so close to what we as educators call cooperative learning, is something that we have strongly pushed this year in our school district. We have started utilizing math workshop format instruction on a daily basis. This allows students to utilize and be exposed to various strategies for solving math problems and then relating this information to their peers. Each day students lead the closing in which they explain various strategies used and answer any questions their peers might have. My voicethread includes pictures of some of the strategies to solve a multiplication problem. I feel this would be a great project for my students as well. I would love to be able to take a picture of the work they write on the board for closing, or even make a copy of math journals and add these images to our voicethread. This would be a great resource to review with struggling students, and also a great resource at home for parents.
I feel that social learning is learning through sharing which is when meaning is truly attained. Students must be able to master the standards we present to them, and what better way to prove this mastery than by explaining these standards to their peers?