Another late comer here! I saw all the tweets about #cyberpd, but to be honest the book did not look too interesting to me… until I read a blog post by Mary Lee http://www.readingyear.blogspot.de/2013/07/cyberpd-who-owns-learning-ch-1-2.html
that really got me thinking! So, I was hooked- thanks to Amazon I could one click and read it on my Kindle. I got caught up last week, but talked through my reflections with a friend and did not write them down.
Chapter 3 The Student as Scribe
This chapter made me think about how I would like to incorporate this into my third grade classroom. At this point I am not sure it fits into my classroom, as we are an inquiry based class and each person’s notes would by definition be different.
Chapter 4 The Student as Researcher
I have done a bit of this in the past, but have to turn over more of the responsibility to the students. I have generally sat down with them when they were doing this. I think I have to teach online research more thoroughly and then let them take the reins. I liked the idea of looking at information in terms of purpose, author, and place. This helps to give students a more global perspective.
Looking back on Chapters 1 and 2 I will definitely use more time to have students be tutorial designers. I have seen the power of students teaching each other in person and creating screen casts sill multiply that influence. We will definitely ramp up our class blog for the coming year and a student (or group) will be responsible for blogging each day- using text, images, video, etc. Everything is possible!
See Jill Fisch’s site for more reflections http://myprimarypassion.blogspot.de/2013/07/the-beginnings-of-plan-of-action.html?m=1