Using Learnist in the High School Classroom
This board is a starting point for anyone looking for ideas about how to use Learnist in the classroom. Since Learnist’s release last spring, teachers have found creative ways to use in the classroom. Please feel free to add to this board if you are using Learnist in a creative way that is not mentioned here–use the “+add to this board” feature at the top.
Social Networking Sites: Resources for Community College Instructor: Education/SNS Blogs
Diedre Hughes’ “test boards” series help instructors at community colleges or other educational facilities understand technology and how it can be employed in the classroom.
Social Networking Sites: Resources for Community College Instructor: Facebook Privacy
This installment of Diedre Hughes’ series is important for instructors learning about 21st century education. Understanding privacy goes a long way in feeling comfortable with social media, which is standard practice for today’s student in communicating with peers. Reaching them where they are requires jumping into social media.
Gwen Duralek uses this board in her high school history class. She provides a wide variety of material to supplement her thesis, which is “How do we define civilization?” This is critical–the push towards Common Core standards requires that we access those higher-level questions. This board gets to the heart of those questions using material from ancient civilizations.
Gwen Duralek uses this board in her class, too–Learning #3 is one of her “Greatest Hits,” a resource I, personally, have appropriated for my classroom. Students sing it for days afterwards, play it for parents, and talk about it for weeks. That’s learning! The real lesson here is that the properly curated primary and secondary source material really engages students well beyond the walls of the classroom.
India and Southeast Asia–Social Sciences
College librarian Becky Canovan made this Learnist board to help undergrads studying the social sciences become familiar with India and Southeast Asia.
Writing Construct Research: Grammar
This is a concrete example of student work being used in the classroom. Maggie Messitt created this Learnist board, added a student team in as collaborators, and the students uploaded their research and work. This is a college-level class, but Learnist has been applied in this way to high school classes as well.
Protest: Music and Movements that Shaped Society
This is a work in progress I created. I envision it to be a digital textbook of sorts. It is a “parent board,” which is a Learnist board that collects other boards–like a book with chapters. These boards contain different genres of music showing how they deal with the subject of protest, as well as major movements leading to civil rights in America and social justice throughout the world. This allows me to create a fluid textbook where I can add pertinent materials, and encourage student participation. In the future, I hope to collaborate with teachers, writers, and interested parties on some of these types of resources that we can all develop together.
Sophomore English: Consumerism and Mass Media
Hauna Rose Zaich has also employed the Learnist board in her class as a central location for class resources. She teaches 6-8th grade English, speech, drama and coaches Forensics at the International Baccalauriate Charter School in Stockton California. Hauna’s boards have been featured in Edutopia–her creative use of Learnist shows that Learnist can be used directly in the classroom at all age levels.
Speech and Drama
This is the material that Hauna Rose Zaich uses for her 6th grade Speech & Drama class. It has lessons about public speaking, including curing the fear of speaking, and how to improve in the art of delivery. These are all Common Core skills which bring confidence to students. They are helpful for professionals as well.