At the beginning of the school year, teachers had the wonderful opportunity to engage in conversation with Dr. Douglas Reeves at Stout Middle School. During this time, Stout teachers Marla Wiacek and Julie Wooton shared with Dr. Reeves the activity they have done several times with their students using iLearn: the Workshop. (Here’s more on what they and several others have done in iLearn:  Student-Centered Assessment in Moodle.)

Later that week, in the General Administrators meeting, Dr. Reeves recounted the description of Wiacek and Wooton’s activity, explaining that this is exactly what we need to be doing in our schools: empowering students to write, self-assess, and peer-assess, with accountability in both. While Dr. Reeves failed to explicitly mention the technology involved, those of us who know iLearn (Moodle) well knew exactly what he was talking about.

This is yet another example of how teachers, like Shane Shockey of Unis and Scott Apple of Woodworth, are using technology to empower their students with deeper learning rather than staying at the surface. It’s one thing you can’t do nearly as effectively on paper. And it’s an opportunity that is exclusive to iLearn (Moodle).

For more information on how to do what Doug digs, or just taking the first steps on iLearn, contact the Tech Coaches:  Elementary | Secondary. We’ll walk you through the process, help you plan, and join you and your students as you take them through this amazing learning opportunity the first time!

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