#SCDSBlive was created in an effort to expose students to authentic language learning experiences, active listening opportunities and social media interaction between classes in Simcoe County. It provides a platform for sharing the learning and big ideas that our students are involved in, not only within a school, but around the county, and even the world! Listeners – students, educators, parents and community members – can interact and participate in a live radio broadcast via twitter (@scdsblive or #scdsblive), or leave a blog post on scdsblive.ca. This allows the class who is broadcasting to engage in spontaneous conversation and discussion with their listeners to enrich the radio show experience.
The pedagogy behind #SCDSBlive is to also promote 21st language learning competencies of collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking, and problem-solving. Providing students opportunities to develop these competencies through radio discussion will help to students thrive in today’s world.
For more information on how to get involved with this project, please contact:
Amanda Clarke – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jaclyn Calder – email@example.com