So, today I got to try that model with Mrs. Wolff's First Graders. Though she has an iPad for each of her students, Mrs. Wolff thought it would be interesting to see how her students fared with this approach to teaching and learning.
I worked for about 45 minutes with 4 student trainers showing them how to use Scribble Press, an app that allows you to create your own books and share them with your class, your parents and/or the world! I developed a First Grade friendly step set for the boys to use today in hopes that that step set would be helpful to them when it was their turn to be the teacher.
For the next few days, the students will work on completing their animal research. When that goal has been accomplished, the boys will try their hand at teaching. I will keep you posted on the results!