Not your grandmother’s time capsule.
I’m always looking for new ways to show my students how we have grown over time intellectually and socially (community building). Capzules (via angelamaiers on twitter) seems like an innovative new way to do that. Capzules says you can “combine your videos, photos, blogs, and mp3s into rich, multimedia story lines”.
I’m brainstorming uses for my 5th grade class:
– Making our class time capsule during our last morning meeting of the week. Keeping track of our class goals, celebrations, favorite lessons, etc.
– Digital storytelling in language arts, social studies, and science: having students tell stories using digital media.
– Portfolios: uploading student work into a digital portfolio they can keep forever.
– Better teaching: keeping a portfolio of my lessons and contributions of the class. This is a cool way to track professional growth.
You don’t have to bury this time capsule in the playground.