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5th Graders in Charge!

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I have been working with my fifth graders on language arts’ tutorials for several weeks.  It has taken such a long time, and as it stands now, I only have 5 students that have finished.  The effort is evident, and the levels of understanding are also evident. Since I have had a few finished, I needed to find something worthwhile for them to be working on, while I am assisting those that are not done.  One of our learning specialists came in about a week ago to show the students how we will be posting the finished products on a wiki.  Now, the students that are done, are in charge of the wiki.  They are the ones putting the descriptions on the wiki.  They are embedding the work.  They are creating the QR codes.  It is their wiki, and they are organizing it how they see fit.  The students are teaching the others what to do, and how to do it.  I love that they have taken on this responsibility and have shown ownership of their own site.  Once again, the students have surpassed my technology skills!  Way to go 5th grade!

Here is a link to the wiki.  We still have more to come.  My fourth graders will be doing language arts’ tutorials during the third grading period.

 

 

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