“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.”
― Robert Frost
It is the first month of the school year! Welcome to the Digital Literacy blog site for Grade 4 to Grade 10. I met new and interesting students again this school year. The classes discussed what they can expect from digital literacy, computer lab rules as well as the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. As a review, we played the Space Game using the Socrative app. It was an exciting activity for them as they raced their way to the finish line. It was indeed an excellent way to loosen up in class.
To orient the students with what we have in the Upper School Library, and to give them a refresher course on how to search for books in the library, they played the library scavenger hunt. It is a delight to watch them run around the library with a purpose. They were racing against time and competing with their classmates to prove that they are the best and the fastest. Here are some snapshots of the activity:
Next feature will be about the digital citizenship lessons.
“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
This August, the Digital Literacy Classes were tasked to complete the Scavenger Hunt by following the clues and solving the puzzles set before them. This was done in the Upper School Library wherein they had to look through the shelves, pages of the books and magazines to get the answers.
They were running around the library trying to finish first. It was delightful seeing them use the Follett Destiny library catalog and apply the skills that they have learned in Google Power Searching classes.
It was rewarding to hear from them that they enjoyed the hunt that they even asked if we could have more of those.
Thanks to Jahlen, our Library Associate, for creating an intricate mystery challenge. Part of the clues were the use of QR codes, Braille, Morse Code, and various literary facts and quotes.
Here are pictures during the hunt:
Until the next challenge!