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September 11, 2012 / tasha cowdy

PLNs begin in Kindergarten

Cross posted from KC class blog

In free inquiry time some children wanted to go to the KC blog to look at the videos and photographs documenting their learning journey. After they had looked at recent posts on the KC blog, Kieran and Jaiden went the KP blog to see what the KP children were up to.

The latest post on the KP blog explained how Ruby, Scarlett and their mum were doing some internet research and found alphabet songs on YouTube. Ruby thought that the other children in her class might like to watch the videos so her mum emailed the links to Zoe. The children in KP asked Zoe to put the videos on the blog so they could share this learning resource with others.

Kieran and Jaiden liked the videos and thought that they would be useful for the rest of the children in KC since we are also learning about sounds. They shared the post with everyone in KC. The children in KC asked if I could post the videos on their blog as well, so their parents could learn the songs.

The KC children liked the alphabet videos so much that they asked me to tweet the link in case other children were learning about letters. Another Kindergarten class on the other side of the world tweeted back to say that they really liked the video because that’s just what they were learning about! The KC children tweeted back to ask them if they had any other good ideas for learning letters. We are waiting for their reply.

This is a delightful example, initiated and followed up by students, of how class learning networks can support learning.

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  1. Caroline / Sep 17 2012 04:17

    I love the fact this is happening at such a young age! I have had my students come to class wanting to share information… I like the idea of having a space online to keep and share these materials.

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