torstai 10. marraskuuta 2016

Pupils´ hidden competences

You can find the video in Youtube:

 I´m so proud of my pupils and this time especially of Aaro Kemppainen; his business idea is to  create Lego-ads. Here is a real business deal with Kaupunki lahjaksi - company by Elina Hölttä.
 Timeless idea to use every Christmas! Kaupunki lahjaksi

perjantai 23. syyskuuta 2016

Pupils´ hidden competences to use; empowerment!

Collaborative digital learner-created content

Marja-Leena Bilund; Mari Muinonen & Sara Sintonen
Students’ ability to make circumspect decisions and tactfulness in a
collaborative digital production in primary school
This article discusses the experiences of primary-school-age children on collaborative digital content production as part of school education. The projects that use mobile technology were implemented with different classes in two subsequent age groups. The digital age and culture emphasize spontaneous production and individual thinking and expression. It is therefore natural to examine how students work in digital environments and which features stand out from their experiences. We were particularly interested in dimensions that related to the ability to make circumspect decisions, and tact. The ability to make circumspect decisions refers to the student’s ability to be present in the moment and make productive solutions, whereas tact refers to acting in ways that take into account and respect various factors. The data of this qualitative study is based on the students’ writings on digital content production projects. The content analysis of the study sheds light on how the students’ circumspection and tactfulness manifest as factors relating to communality and cooperation, flexibility and negotiation, and presence.
These are displayed particularly in relation to other students, as well as the digital content that is being produced, and the technology used to produce it. The 5th and 6th graders who participated in the study want to study in small groups at school using the mobile technology they’re accustomed to using during their free time. The students’ spontaneous use of technology and mobile devices in digital projects is a practical opportunity for developing their ability to make circumspect decisions and to use tact.
Keywordsdigital content production, mobile technology, tactfulness, ability to make circumspect desicisions, collaborative learning

keskiviikko 13. huhtikuuta 2016

Together! against prejudices

A start for DOKKINO-project ;
My pupils are going to make documentaries together 
with the children from the reception centre;

The first time together

sunnuntai 14. helmikuuta 2016

It´s hard work but interesting!

     Going deeper and deeper in process of making question is not easy but
     it´s fun to do it together with others. It´s hard work to think!

torstai 21. tammikuuta 2016

What might happen?

What might happen if we begun to emphasize thinking instead of obeying?  What might happen if we begun to see and listen pupils voice instead of just looking and hearing them. 
What might happen if we stopped waisting the potential of different learners ? What might happen if we  teachers begun to think more about learning instead of teaching?                                               

I had a possibility to listen Ewan McIntosh NoTosh learning in   Google Kickoff Meeting in Helsinki.  Problem-based learning and the skill of making questions are in the main role in our classroom. Ewan showed me the new way to get deeper and deeper in making questions; Hexagonal Thinking. It´s really mind-blowing!   


We took this new tool to use straight away in our World and Us project. It´s hard work to get deeper and deeper.