Monday, 12 March 2012

Logging Learning

All DL learners and parents are responsible for documenting student learning. Often work samples are kept and shared with DL teachers throughout a term. In some courses, such as PE and Art, mandatory logs are filled out and submitted to chronicle a student’s efforts and accomplishments. Back in October I added Blogger to all student Youlearn accounts and wrote about the educational benefits of blogging. The other day while reading Cole’s learning blog and then later speaking to him about it, I was reminded of something. Logging one’s learning need not be an artificial, disconnected learning activity, it can be a part of the learning process, and an enjoyable one at that! Thanks, Cole.

Monday, 5 March 2012

Adventures in Skiing

I went skiing for the first time ever at Mt. Baldy. I learned a lot about skiing . . . and falling. If you are going too fast you pizza, if you are going down the smallest hill in history you french fry. I didn't feel so great about skiing at first. It was hard, and I didn't want to go the second time, but my mom and dad encouraged me to try it again. I went. The next time, though, I got the hang of it and found it was fun! Now I love skiing. One thing I found interesting was they don't give you poles the first time you ski. You put your hands on your knees to steer.

~ Gracie M. (Grade 3)