Student Voices: Episode 5 Ben and Mark

6/25/2008 08:19:00 am

In this final episode of Student Voices for the 2007-2008 school year, two students, one grade 12 (17 years old) one grade 11 (16 years old), discuss how they evolved their innovative study practices that lead to them doing better on their final provincial standards test than they had done in their class work during the winter semester of 2008. They used a mash up of various online tools and reveal how they unwittingly became mentors for the rest of their class.

I had no idea they were doing this all semester. You'll hear the surprise in my voice. The best part of it comes at the end where the boys, one graduating one taking AP Calculus with me in September, talk about how they will mentor my future classes using the style they developed. What a great way to end the school year!

Let us know what you thought about the the ideas in podcast by leaving a comment.

(Download File 7.9Mb, 16 min. 30 sec.)

Show Notes

    » Pre-Cal 40S (Winter 2008) class blog

    » LaTeX Equation Editor
(I just found this! We'll be using it in class next year.)

    » Manitoba Provincial Exams Archive

    » Math

Photo Credit: Shadow singer by flickr user EugeniusD80

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  1. This podcast really exemplifies how we just don't know what our students do outside of school. Some people complain that students are always on msn...I think these 2 will make amazing mentors - no better way to show other students positive applications of day-to-day software.
    love it.

  2. Anonymous12/7/08 08:30

    Well said Tracy. I'm looking forward to seeing how they kick it up a notch in the new school year. ;-)

  3. These guys are truly "digital natives" and they expose teachers as rookie "immigrants" for sure.
    Great stuff...keep it up. I'm going to try the "student voices" idea at my school. thanks