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It’s been a summer of student support. In the case of the 21st Century Learning department, this means we have had the support of students, namely Joe Silva (back for his second summer) and Sandra Silva (his older sister) who was back from Georgetown.
Joe has been a rock solid source of support by formatting hybrid learning content in Google Slides to embed into the Canvas Learning Management System. And, Joe also helped when we found that Zaption, the interactive video solution, was purchased by a company who decided to end their educational platform. The math professional development course had about thirty interactive Zaption experiences and Joe transitioned those interactive videos into Playposit, saving the curriculum specialists who had done the original work hours and hours of time.
Sandra came to us with an interest in designing educational games and so she has jumped in on the BreakoutEdu front, creating an early literacy BreakoutEdu game that we featured in our summer BreakoutEdu learning experience for educators. She also designed a very cool Biology-based BreakoutEdu game on cells, called Escape Dracula’s Cell, which she unveiled yesterday. Hours of work on her part, and it looks like a mighty fun and engaging learning experience. By the way, she’s applied to be an intern with the Department of Education (yes, with the U.S. Government!), so we are keeping our fingers crossed for her.
Reflection: how can we involve students in our daily work so that we become more informed about their perspectives, and so that we share the beauty of being educators and help set the path for our talented and passionate young people to want to come work with us in the future?