October 30th, 2010

hard-hat, firstaid

Teaching science with glove puppets

Last week I worked with my year 8 junior science class on a lesson about multicelular organisms using glove puppets. It was a lot of fun using a constructivist approach to problem solving and blended learning model. This is a very engaging way to quickly assess student understanding using some simple technology and computer skills without the need for sophisticated digital equipment. I have even used this to help explore complex topics including technology issues such as cyberbullying, privacy, programming, copyright, freedom and ethical behaviour whilst improving student literacy and social skills.

This weekend I presented a show on K12online to share this work online. Here are some handy links: