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 an alphabet song on YouTube. Ruby thought that the other children in her class might like to watch the video 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 letter sounds. They shared the post with everyone in KC. The children in KC asked if I could post the video on the KC blog as well, so their parents could learn the song.

The KC children liked the alphabet video 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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10 comments on “PLNs begin in Kindergarten!
  1. David Potter says:

    Brilliant

    • tasha cowdy says:

      Wonderful, isn’t it! Imagine what these Kindergarten children will be doing by the time they are In Middle School. The Net Gen!

  2. [...] The KC children liked the alphabet video 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.  [...]

  3. Michelle Hiebert says:

    Tasha, it is wonderful to see that the new bunch of KC kids are ready to share as much as last year’s bunch! I can’t wait until our classes start sharing this year. :-)

  4. [...] The KC children liked the alphabet video 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.  [...]

  5. Kristen says:

    Please share with your students that my kinder daughter loved the video and we passed it on to kinder teachers that we thought would love it too

  6. Ross Mannell says:

    KC is a wonderful example of how natural working online is for young children. They have never known a time without computers and the internet. I think KC shows the possibilities for their learning when students so young can start forming networks with similar aged children around the world.
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful experience. :)
    @RossMannell
    Teacher (retired), N.S.W., Australia

    • tasha cowdy says:

      It’s a pleasure to share, Ross. I am learning such a lot from and with my Kindergarten students! I am discovering new possibilities all the time. : )

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