Session 1I attended the first half of Erica Armstrong's session on Creating Innovative Learning Spaces. She shared her journey to creating a learning space pictured below. Her classroom evolved over a period of a few years as many of the resources are very expensive and took time to acquire. She thought critically about the use of space and design with the philosophy that everyone does not need the same (seating, workspace, resources).
|Erica Armstrong's classroom evolved in a way that allows for different needs and interests.|
I left Erica's session in order to catch the last half of Donnie Piercey's session titled Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Forms I learned about some updates to forms and a few new ideas of how to use forms such as the one shared in this tweet:
I attended a session about Google Expeditions with Sylvia Duckworth and Sandra Chow I had a quick peek at Google Cardboard at BIT15 and although experiencing virtual reality was pretty cool, I didn't quite see how it would be useful in primary and junior classrooms where access to smartphones is extremely limited. I am much more intrigued now that I know iPod touch version 5 will run it and that there are great tools available to create your own virtual reality projects. I'm tucking this one into my "explore more later" pocket.