5th Grade Language Arts teachers Rebekah Ellis and Jeff Koch are probably not thinking about the term "workflow" as they plan for their daily Language Arts classes. What they are thinking about is student engagement, deep learning and efficiency (with a bit of fun sprinkled throughout).
To that end they offer a mix of large group and center activities throughout the week.
Students are quick and comfortable with the variety of workflow solutions that Mr. Koch and Mrs. Ellis use.
They receive content and assignments through gmail, Weebly, eBackpack, Nearpod, assignments projected on the screen, and handouts.
Teachers collect assignments, work, and projects through eBackpack. Their Reader's Response journals and their story writing files are in Google Drive.
In addition to REAL books, papers, and dictionaries, students use a variety of Apps and digital resources including Brain Pop, Notability, Google Drive, Mad Libs, Pages, Dictionary.com, ReadWriteThink.com and Time For Kids.com.
Everyday in 5th grade Language Arts the work flows; the teachers teach, facilitate, and inspire; the students interact, experience and learn. And, although you won't hear the term "workflow" in these classrooms, the work is indeed "flowing" from teacher to student, student to teacher, student to student, and teacher to teacher.
Hi, I'm Margie Brown, an Educational Technologist at Valley View Elementary School in Eanes ISD. I love working with students and teachers and discovering new digital tips and tricks everyday!
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