6th Graders in the Sunshine with Phone Cameras: Slice of Life Tuesdays


What a glorious day to join in the fun with Tara Smith and her 6th Grade Writers! Testing time in New Jersey and what a perfect opportunity to offer her students a digital writing adventure outside.  Even though schools still insist that the cell phone should be outlawed from the classroom, in the digital world they are treasure chests with cameras and great apps…

And after months of collecting images and video from the classroom experiences I’ve observed, it was only right that finally I share something.  Quickly, I grabbed some of my favorites photos and created a slide show with a piece of their favorite music just to make our year of documentation real.  Of course I have much more to work on, to put  text and analysis to the work, but the images to speak volumes.  When Tuvia watched it he was surprised that so much serious work happens in a 6th grade classroom.

What do you notice?

9 thoughts

  1. Love this video! What I noticed was collaboration among the students, they were a unit working to solve/think, concentration to task at hand, and pure joy. Now that’s a classroom I want my child in. 🙂

  2. I loved Tara’s words about the ‘picture’ taking, and now I get to see them in action, and in the classroom, too. Loved this, Bonnie. So great you two were able to collaborate in work with the class. They must have loved the doing, too! Thank you!

  3. Pingback: In my writing workshop: it’s finally time for photographs and digital stories. | TWO WRITING TEACHERS

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