We have reached a point in the school year where many teachers (and students) are seeking more from our LearnPads. The collection of resources that I built to get us started during the first couple months are beginning to lose their luster – we need more resources, better organization, and purpose for our students.
Introducing App Flows
As coined by Graphite.org, App Flows are a customizable framework, which redefines the traditional lesson plan to integrate digital tools and content with pedagogical insight. It is a learning pathway where every step taken involves a different resource and the end result is a sharable student creation. Think of them as self-paced digital mini-lessons. An App Flow on LearnPad is a Category that you can add to your Lessons. The category contains everything your students need to learn, practice, create, and share their learning experience.
I would like to begin creating App Flows to meet your needs. Please reply to this email with a couple topics that may be coming up in the future. App Flow topics should not be overarching units of study. Instead, an App Flow could be a topic that needs introduction, review, or support. It could be a math concept, writing project, science exploration, or short research project. Just email some ideas and I will build you a custom App Flow to meet your students’ needs.
The next step would be designing and implementing your own App Flows. Not everyone is ready for this yet, but we will get there. If you are ready to begin creating App Flows, please let me know. I would love to meet with you and get you started (it’s easier than you think). For now, I will include the App Flow Template for you to make a copy and save it to your Drive and links to my example App Flow.
Grab a LearnPad
Scan this QR Code to see my example App Flow on Haiku Poems. Try it for yourself!
Andrew G. Leiser