For the last two days, I have been working on education planning at our school division and have been out of the building. Today, it totally slipped my mind that our grade 5 and 6 students were connecting with another class in Calgary and listening to the mayor and other distinguished guests. This was the first Elluminate session for our students, and our teachers ran it on their own.
I totally forgot.
Something like this a year ago would have been something that I would have not missed in a million years because of the uniqueness of the project. This is something that we would not have done before. Although using Elluminate with our students was new, our students have done a lot with innovative learning this year that it is becoming more and more invisible. The students are focusing more on the learning using this technology in innovative ways, as opposed to learning the technology.
Take for example this student post –> Spaghetti Building Contest
Are we there yet? Absolutely not. Learning is messy and a process. We are however on the right track. When technology becomes ubiquitous, the learning is the focus. I love it!