Here's the suggested approach of how to use WIGUP.tv
- Watch a video in class on WIGUP.tv 3 times a week (first thing in the morning) followed by a discussion. You will quickly develop critical thinking, word recognition, vocabulary and curiosity amongst your students. The activity lasts 15 minutes (intro + video + discussion).
- Launch a creaCtivityTM once a month. You can use videos that have a red "C" in their thumbnail and that suggest more than 10 ideas for creaCtivitiesTM. Give your students a choice between 2 creaCtivitiesTM in that list. The best 3 student publications in your class can earn a Gold, Silver or Bronze badge and be published in the WIGUP® Community. Make sure words have been proofread before publication.
- Note: The teacher can also imagine his or her own creaCtivitiesTM making interesting connections between a video on WIGUP.tv and the Curriculum, Global Skills and Self-awareness.
- Once a year, have your students work on a soCreativeTM (social and creative) project in teams of two students (for 4 and 5th grades) or individually (from 6th grade up) in order to give back to a cause of their choice on varying scales, either locally, provincially, nationally, or internationally.
WIGUP.tv is a Creative Social Network for Schools that allows students to have a secure access to more than 2000 inspiring videos that help develop their critical thinking skills. These videos are also excellent triggers to launch publications by students of their own videos, articles and photo projects as well as WIGWOWs (interactive presentations).
WIGUP.tv is a pioneer in education because of its unique content offered to children between 9 and 14 years of age. Answering their needs and guiding them in the discovery of their talents and uniqueness is WIGUP.tv’s philosophy.
There are numerous reasons why WIGUP.tv is designed to reach the 9-14 year old demographic. As explained by Laurence Steinberg, ‘the human brain is not fully developed until the mid-twenties. Therefore, the brain is highly malleable and has the ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections.’
To maximize the students’ potential during this phase, WIGUP.tv goes beyond the curriculum and engages their brains with personal questions established by Phillip Jarvis, President of Transitions Canada Coalition, and Jennifer Fraser:
- Who am I now?
- Why am I here? What is my purpose?
- What are my unique strengths and talents?
- How can I be happy and healthy?
- What are the big, real-world issues I care about?
- How can I make a difference in the world?
Asking these personal questions is key; as children tend to gravitate towards issues that are emotionally relevant and personal to them.
WIGUP.tv also serves as a gateway for students to develop their talents and strengths through projects that aim to help their communities, whether it’s at a local, national or international level.
That is WIGUP.tv’s philosophy for a brighter future for tomorrow’s citizens of the world.
WIGUP.tv is certified by Verisign and is therefore safe. This means that each child’s personal data are encrypted and cannot be decrypted by third parties. In addition, only schools and school boards may be members of WIGUP.tv. Consequently, the general public does not have access to the site and cannot access students’ publications.