Today we used Lino to collect our thoughts on the following questions.
◾What does Direct Instruction look like in your classroom?
◾What does Inquiry (Constructivism) look like in your classroom?
◾What are the advantages of Inquiry in your classroom?
◾What questions do you still have?
This tool can be easily used in the classroom since all students will be able to access it for free, no matter what device they have. Students can use this when researching alone or in groups, sharing files, videos, and pictures quickly from one computer to another. Students can write tasks for each member of the group on a sticky so that everyone has a responsibility. Students then can copy/paste urls for sources onto notes, too. Students can use Lino to submit and share questions or comments about assignments and tasks they are working on. It can be used as a virtual graffiti wall for students to make connections between their world and curriculum content.
Students can colour code and organise ideas later or send the stickies to a new project board later. In writing or art classes, students can use lino as a virtual writer’s journal or design notebook to collect ideas, images, and even video clips. A lino board can also serve as a final online “display” for students to “show what they know” as the culmination of a research project. This is also a great tool to help you stay ‘personally’ organised.