Thursday, October 24, 2013

Teacher Documented Workflows

Teachers in our system are documenting iPad workflows in an attempt to help clarify the learning process. This has been invaluable for those schools moving to a BYOD model. Many of these workflows also make use of our Google Apps for Education for the sharing of resources and collecting of student work.

These are examples of individual workflows within a set environment. These are often the result of unsuccessful experimentation. The idea is for teachers to take what works for them and modify others to fit their environment and their classroom practice.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Student Documented Workflows for the iPad

Students love to share how they do things. This is especially true when they are working on iPads. I have started to collect and document some of these workflows to share with other classes and other schools. These are all taken directly from my conversations with Yr 4, 5 and 6 kids. All I have done is to put them in a similar format. What is interesting for me is how reflection of both the process and the product is so important for them. The student's talk about moving full circle so if they are not satisfied with the product they can modify or enhance it further.

I see these being used two ways. The first is as a simple visual prompt for students. The top half of the sheet is perfect for this. They get to see a quick process. They get to see how it could work. The best thing about this is that people will see these and go, "That's good but if I was going to do this I would use.......".

If students and or teachers want a more detailed explanation than the step-by-step instructions are available.

Print them off, fold it in half and use as posters in your class. I hope you find these useful.