All of Donna, Andy, John and my students have been learning to code the Finches to do different things. My classes (K-4) spent 2 - 3 class times experimenting and learning. This week the students began to take what they had learned and create challenges for the other schools. I loved seeing the wide variety of ideas that blossomed and the shared learning that went on even within the classes. We originally wrote the challenges on paper, which I was then going to post on a padlet for everyone to use. But Andy suggested a Flipgrid and I think that it working really well. Not only are students reading the challenges (I am having them write them on a small whiteboard and holding that up), but the challenges are being read aloud as well and we get to see the kids and hear their voices! It was exciting to begin seeing challenges from other schools begin to appear. Check out the Flipgrid here: flipgrid.com/#13c2de55
The conversation continued through the comment section of the Google Hangout, as viewers made comments and asked questions too! Thank you so much to Donna and Andy who love trying new things with me and to all the students for everything they bring each and every day! We still have 1 more month with the Finches and I can't wait to see where we go next!