Awww....summer is upon us and it is time to relax and catch up. We each just finished listening to Seedlings @Bit By Bit podcast “Wrap-Up” Show for the Season 3! We loved hearing that Bob is having lunch and learning with his kids. You can read the Let’s Have Lunch! post here. He also posted a helpful TED outline complete with links and summaries.
One of the underlying themes that stood out in this podcast is empowering students. It ties back to our TEDx Redmond talks post. This all relates to social justice, students taking learning into their own hands, and students doing amazing things with topics of relevance to them like bullying, etc. It's powerful stuff!
Another concept that caught our attention is how quickly learning can spread when the right apps/tools are placed in the hands of students! Hmmm... it sounds simple. Could it be possible that we've got it turned around in part? We're trying to educate the teachers how to use the tools, but they don't spread them at the same rapid rate and in the same way the students do. We shouldn't stop educating ourselves as teachers, but there seems to be something to empowering our students to discover the apps/tools in ways that are relevant to their lives and learning. We've seen evidence of this in our own students and teaching.
As always, these are just a few of the interesting take-aways we gleaned from the podcast. Seedlings, thanks for sharing, and congratulations on three seasons!
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