Today the students had fun with “Opposite Day”. Students could say “good bye” instead of “hello”, go “right” instead of going “left”, and up line instead of lining up. It turned out to be so much fun!
Some students even took the initiative to dress in the opposite. They had different shoes, clothes the wrong way around, and wore their jackets inside out.
Teachers used the opportunity to teach students about antonyms (opposites). Students had fun learning poems and singing songs backwards.
We look forward to the next “Opposite day”!
It should come as no surprise that the use of technology in the classroom brings many educational benefits.
Not only does it engage students, help teachers differentiate their instruction, and foster connections that would otherwise have been impossible, but technology also prepares students to be college and career ready.
Not to mention that technology helps with organization, lesson planning, and classroom management. Below is a quick look at how class 5A have started using technology for “Opposite Day”.
Class 5A were instructed to take their iPads out of the class to find hidden QR codes around the upper primary school.
The QR codes would identify autonyms for them to write down. Learning new words can sometimes be challenging and repetitive.
At the same time, technology can be a cause of distraction amongst students; it can also be used as one of the most prominent forms of engagement if used correctly.
In this activity, students of Class 5A were clearly engaged and willing to participate in an interactive activity to help them learn new words.
In the future, we plan to use technology to help with further enhancing student engagement, differentiation, connection and collaboration through Class Dojo.