|Thanks HRM for the artwork!|
We also started playing around with Khan Academy. Although I did the set up on my Mac, the kids and I are now using the app. I know Khan has its detractors, and I am remaining open minded as I pilot its usefulness in my classroom. I teach a 4+5 combo with very independent learners and I am hoping that Khan Academy will allow my students the ability to go deeper into subjects in which they have a need and or interest.
As part of our monthly life-skill focus of kindness, my students have begun a Kindness Project. We brainstormed a variety of ways that we see or hear kindness. We are now working on developing icons or memes to represent kindness. One of the tools we are using to draw them is the third app we started using: Skitch, which is part of Evernote. Some students are also working on short movies to inspire kindness. We were inspired by this video from +Dan Pink 's daughter, Sophia.