Mr Howie, P5/P6 class teacher, discusses with pupils how a Glow forum was used to support engagement with reading.
Ruby likes a mix of fiction and non-fiction and has these as her favourites..
Mathew likes these books …
‘As a teacher it gave me the opportunity to ask extended questions about reading’, says Mr Howie.
In this video, Ruby and Mathew discus their favourite books and the use of the Class Glow Site forum to share their reviews. Whilst Mr. Howie asks extended questions to tease out the context of use and impact on learning.
Mr. Howie was asked, “why Glow Forum for this activity?”. He replied, “I wanted my Book Club to be a place where pupils could meet and discuss their thoughts in relation to different texts and authors. We already had a newsfeed on the homepage where they interacted, but I felt I needed something more structured where these discussions could be grouped into different threads. The Glow Forum was the ideal choice. It was easy to set up and the pupils could add their own folders and titles where appropriate. This kept the discussions separate and it also made it easy to identify books/topics that the pupils would be keen on accessing.”
Here are some screenshots from the School Glow Book Forum…
If you want to find out more about using a forum to support class discussions and collaborative learning check out: