Where I’m From: Juneau, Alaska by Lindsay Clark


Where I’m From-Lindsay Clark – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Haiku Deck is a technology that is new to me.  Although similar to PowerPoint, it is a shortcut that accomplishes simplicity and relevancy.  This assignment incorporated self-directed learning as well as website navigation, which is scary to me.  However, finding my way through the class website and going at my own pace allowed me to re-watch lessons and collaborate with my table peers.  I know that I am less competent in technological skills than others so it is possible that I would not keep up with the pace of the lesson if taught in a lecture setting.

There are many aspects of this lesson I enjoyed.  First, we got a choice of doing a poem through Haiku Deck or a map of places through MyMaps on Google.  Allowing me to pursue to my own interests catered to me as an artist and a poet.  It was also be helpful to have a self-directed choice because students may have already had experience with one of the options and would be bored otherwise.  Our teacher was available for individual questions or directed us to a place where our questions could be answered.  This is a great way to provide differentiation in a lesson.

I would use flipped-learning as a way to utilize class time for engaging discussion and my own website as an avenue for class collaboration.  One example of how I would use Haiku Deck or MyMaps in music is by making at-home lessons as a way of navigating through music history.  Students could pick a composer or time period and teach their peers through an online visual aide. Students would be able to teach each other while giving their peers and teachers a window into their cultural background and/or interests.

 

3 thoughts on “Where I’m From: Juneau, Alaska by Lindsay Clark”

  1. Lindsay,
    I enjoyed reading your poem. Through the words and images that you chose, I found out more about you. Thank you for sharing.

    Ioana

  2. I am also from short fingernails. I love the contrast in your poem and how it builds from simple concepts to complex ideas and values!

    You rock!

    Heidi

  3. Lindsay,

    I love how evocative, rhythmic, and expressive your words are. They give both a great sense of the feel and senses associated with place and of your own personal culture. The descriptions of your musical life are wonderfully vivid.

    I really like your idea of making a flipped lesson for music history to have students explore, create, and share with each other on their own as an intro to the material. That is a great idea for an engaging lesson, and I like that it involves an opportunity for peer mentorship!

    Katie

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