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Learning Logs

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Transcript of Learning Logs

Our Understanding!
A learning log is a student's recorded thoughts and reactions about a lesson. This allows students to reflect and apply the information they gather in class to different situations in the outside world.
Different
Types

Thinking outside the copybook!!!
Weebly!
APPS!!
Discovering Learning Logs!

Informal
Formal
Group Members:
Hailey, Rebecca, Vanessa, Erin.

Informal

Prompt Websites!
Customizable
Resources!
Journals!
Art
Expression!
Blogs!
Visual Journals
What is the connection? Think outside the copybook!
Assessment?
-Checklist, Rating Scale,
Teacher/Parent Interview,
Student Self Assessment
Can include:
->sketches
->drawings
->words
->photographs
http://a4cwsn.com/apps/apps-a-z/
One of our favorite app! -->
Technology, Technology!!
Why?
- Mainly, because students' progress or success in these subjects is correlated to their ability to apply the knowledge they learn to the outside world.
- Further, this can be particularly helpful in inclusive classrooms.
- Learning logs can be especially useful in subjects such as: Math and science.

So why?
-Technology engages
-Learning Styles

or other technology based mediums
-Blogs
-Voice recording
-Video journal entries
-Ipad apps
Why not?
-School resources
-Family resources
Let's see what's possible!!
www.weebly.com
Formal Vs. Informal
Assessment
Formal
Now
Your
Turn!!
More Advantages
- Reinforcement
- Writing confidence
- Writing Skills
- Inventive spelling





GOAL
For Teachers:
To allow teachers to track students understanding of class material.
For Students:
Allow students to display knowledge on a subject without the pressure of it being accompanied by a grade.
Reflective Journals
Name _____________________________ Date _____
Books I read _______ Comments _______
What we did on our project today ________ Comments ________
Next Steps _______
What we learned today _____ Questions I have ______
New words/ jargon/ abbreviations I learned _______ Where I can use these _______
What I worked on_____
References
Slide Informal: http://rapidbi.com/created/learninglogs-learningjournals.html
Slide formal: http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/formal-versus-informal-assessments
Slide Journals: Northern Illinois University, Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center facdev@niu.edu, http://facdev.niu.edu, 815.753.0595
Weebly slide: http://storybookwriting-grade3-4.weebly.com/
General Knowledge: McIntosh, M. E., & Draper, R. J. (2001). Using learning logs in mathematics: Writing to learn. The Mathematics Teacher, 94(7), 554-557. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/204700666?accountid=12339
Visual Journaling: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/irp/pdfs/arts_education/2010visualartsk7.pdf
App Site and Information: http://a4cwsn.com/
Not Graded!
You Try It!!
Choose one thing that you learned in our presentation and write why you think it would be useful to apply to an inclusive classroom.
Websites for students to use:
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/
http://writingfix.com/forkids/crazyanimal.htm
http://creativewritingprompts.com/

Websites for teachers to use with students:
http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/prompts.html
http://www.letteroftheweek.com/primary_journal_ideas.html
http://journalbuddies.com/teacher-parent-resources/48-thought-provoking-elementary-writing-prompts/
Assessing Learning logs:
An alternative form of assessment from traditional testing.
More representative of student learning.
Students are evaluated on what they integrate and produce rather than what they recall.
When assessing the learning logs, create a checklist or rubric with the students.

What is it?
what is possible
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What is a prompt?
Essentially, a prompt is a question or idea that is meant to provoke student thought when writing.
They can be customizable. Could be flexible or more directed.
They are not required however some students may find it difficult at first without any guidance.
Making Connections?

Definition : a form of assessment, usually a standardized test, followed by a letter grade or percentage.
Learning Logs
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