ChatterPix for Kids – Great app for recording students learning!

Since I’m working in the library I love the fact that I get to know new books from different countries and cultures. As a German I grew up with German children’s literature and I feel familiar with that part of the world. Due to this fact I try to take the chance as often as possible to let the students tell me about children’s books from other parts of the world.

For this context I found a very interesting app for the iPhone or the iPad. It’s called ChatterPix Kids by Duck Duck Moose.

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Mind shift about learning is needed!

After watching the following speech of Will Richardson I couldn’t agree more:

It has to be about:

  • learning and becoming a life-long learner!
  • preparation for life, not for tests!
  • allowing students to find and live for those passions for whatever they are.
  • allowing students to choose their teachers.
  • having a PLN (Personal Learning Network) and choosing own teachers.
  • accepting and embracing that learning is just different to how we experienced it.
  • embracing that information and knowledge is everywhere.
  • letting the students inquire, collaborate, solving problems, taking actions and sharing their thinking with the world.

Here is Will Richardson Blog or follow him on Twitter @willrich45! He obviously also wrote a book called Why School? although I haven’t read it (yet).