7th Grade – S.W.I.M. (Student Work Information Management) Student Perspective

In our Digital Literacy classes 7th graders have been working on two problems.

  1. Getting all students to engage or participate in class discussions.
  2. Homework management.

Students are investigating what works, what doesn’t, and how to incorporate their iPads into a system that helps to solve both problems.

11.30.13, Guest post by 7th grader Nicole:

In Digital Literacy 7, we have been figuring out a solution for putting all our homework assignments in one place, even if the teachers do not have a google calendar. Many fellow students of mine have chosen to simply “copy and paste” the assignments into their calendar everyday. Is this the only solution, or is there something easier? This is what we are trying to figure out. By doing so, we are making it easier to answer the simple, but effective question: What’s tonight’s homework? I like this because it makes it easier to find out what is for homework. I don’t understand why we have to go through the process of copying and pasting the homework for one class every morning, only because we would have to get to the teachers website either way. This doesn’t make it any easier because some teachers change their homework.

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One thought on “7th Grade – S.W.I.M. (Student Work Information Management) Student Perspective

  1. Yay! I love Nicole. But you said the kids don’t care! Would they care if they actually cared about the homework and the classes themselves? Or do you think we are totally wasting time on this? You aren’t just humoring me are you? Cuz that would make me sad 😦

    I needed just this little bit of encouragement. Thanks. It’s been a tough week. 🙂

    I like working with you, Tony!


    Judith Van Alstyne Head Librarian Allendale Columbia School jvanalstyne@allendalecolumbia.org 5853814560 ext.294

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