Based on Alan November’s Digital Learning Farm model for the classroom, the Digital Learning Family model provides a way for family to view technology use at home through a new lens. The focus of this model is to create “roles” within the family that allow children to do meaning “work” with technology that provides service to the family.
Below is a video of the slides from the May 7, 2013 parent coffee on “Leveraging Technology for Summer Learning”. You may pause the video at any point. Alternately the presentation slides are also linked as a PDF.
Resources for Digital Learning Family Roles. – For any services that require a log-in credential please remember to have an adult create and manager the account.
Scribe / Documentor
- Evernote – Many AES ES students are very familiar with using Evernote
- Google Docs – Most AES ES students are very familiar with using Google Docs
- An iPad, iPhone, Flip Camera
Maker / Tinker
- Daisy the Dinosaur – intro to programming on the iPad
- Hopscotch – programming on the iPad
- Scratch – Free object oriented programing language – all computer platforms
- Gamestar Mechanic – online community where upper elementary students can learn to CREATE video games. Excellent tutorials for getting started.
- Lego Mindstorms – Lego robotics
- Lego Digital Designer – CAD like program for Lego
- Minecraft – Computer download or iPad app
Designer / Synthesizer
Publisher / Publicist
- Family Blog – Most AES ES students are very familiar with using WordPress
- Picasaweb – Simple web based way to edit and share photos
- e-mail – Most intermediate AES ES students are very familiar with using G-mail
In addition below are links to the resources used in preparing for the presentation.
- Who Owns the Learning? – Alan November
- Elementary School Technology Facebook Page – “like” and receive periodic information about technology and learning and technology and parenting.