Last week, our grade 8 students had the good fortune of having an hour and a half skype chat with Wes Fryer, an educational thinker and blogger from Oklahoma. Wes was very generous with his time – and we were very thankful for the opportunity to chat with him.
Our students are currently working on a project combining both the ‘Worldview’ and ‘Renaissance’ elements of the grade 8 curriculum. During our skype chat, Wes was able to assist our students’ thinking about the changing role that technology plays in the spread of ideas. He also provided some suggestions about particular websites and ‘marketing’ techniques that our students should consider to help their survey find a wider audience.
Here’s some of the highlights from Wes’ chat with our students: