Ms. DiDonato’s class is officially one month along with 20% Time. There have been a few pivots with project ideas, but no drastic changes from the student’s project proposals.
There have been many questions, ranging from “Now what?” to “Should I learn Python or Scratch?” to “Can I prototype this again with cardboard since styrofoam didn’t work?”
The consistency has been a commitment to research, production, writing, and sharing.
Every other week, students report out progress via their blog. The “non-blogging” weeks students must read and comment on three classmates blog posts. The commenting has been productive. Students are sharing not only words of encouragement, but thoughtful suggestions, strategies, or ideas. At the very least, these are exercises in digital citizenship, collaboration, communication, writing, and creativity.