A fresh idea and a new site from a couple of UK based teachers.
Long ago (2005) when I set up the Classroom Displays flickr group I wanted a way for teachers and TAs to preserve and share their display ideas. Today we have a guest post from two teachers with an equally innovative idea, but this time the focus is on sharing children’s work. I’ll let them tell you about it:
Currently there are no popular magazines that specialise in publishing student’s work; this is the virtual alternative. Teachers can now comment on students’ work from different schools across the nation. WD has been devised to give teachers the opportunity of rewarding, motivating and inspiring their pupils through presenting homework online. It also provides a platform for other teachers to comment on work; ensuring that the students whose work is on WD receive a wider breadth of praise and feedback.
WD is dedicated to helping learners at any point on the academic spectrum; from rewarding those who struggle to access learning to inspiring those who move more quickly. If teachers feel they want to share why they like the work they are submitting, we add their comments beneath to allow learners an insight into why they should feel proud. It is our hope that this will inspire feedback from other teachers across the country and aid students to feel like they can own their learning process.
The only way that WD can reach students and have an impact is by their teachers submitting work As such, we have tried to make the usability of our site a priority going through three full upgrades since October 2010 and including a submit form on the site to allow teachers to send us work there and then without leaving the page!
http://www.walldisplay.orgWhy not pop over there and add some of your students work? There’s nothing like praise from cyberspace for motivating pupils!