The fourth grade students in Julie Guthrie’s busy, active class at Notre Dame Academy in Palisades Park regularly use a variety of websites and devices to share their learning. In early February on the Feast of Saint Blaise, the students shared the Recap That app with Ann Oro the Director of K12 Instructional Technology. When using the app the teacher posts a prompt and the students share their perspective on what they have learned. Earlier in the day, the students received the blessing of the throat and learned about the life of St. Blaise.
When it was time to share what they knew, the students hopped to action to get their iPads, started the Recap That app, and found a comfortable, quiet spot to record their thoughts. The students were so welcoming and shared how they set up to record. Mrs. Guthrie appreciates the way that the app allows her to differentiate for her students. She shared that some students have a difficulty expressing their knowledge in writing. The app allows them to verbally explain what they know. It allows the teacher to uncover misunderstandings or gaps in the students’ learning and helps her clarify what she has taught. Take a moment to hear the students share what makes Notre Dame a community of service from Catholic Schools Week as well as some reflections on St. Blaise.
Community of Service (0:33) including a little sharing of the STEM Fair U.N. Sustainable Developmental Goal (SDG) 5 that he worked on this year
Community of Faith and Service (0:36) with a little reflection on a project to create shoes
What it is a special place to be (0:49) including the joy of working on the STEM Fair projects
Community of Faith, Knowledge and Service (1:57) with a reflection on all three pillars of Catholic Schools Week are demonstrated in school and class
St. Blaise (1:51)
St. Blaise (1:55)
Photos from blessing of the throat