After watching a TED talk video by Sugata Mitra, I was inspired to try something new in our class. This week the class participated in a SOLE (Student Organized Learning Environment). Each group was given an iPad and a challenging question to respond to independently. The grade fours were asked "Were the Middle Ages really the Dark Ages?" and the grade threes were asked "How did physical geography and natural resources affect where the pioneers choose to settle in Canada?" The groups took different approaches and worked cooperatively. They were incredibly engaged. To follow are the posters they made to communicate their findings. I am hoping to be able show the videos we made of their presentations.
Deep River, Canada