In this video, kids at the beginning of the year couldn't identify what city and state they lived in. They had trouble with their address and phone number.
Mr. Crosby helped build their personal learning network. They started: blogging, Using Skype, Using Flicker, Make Wiki Page, produce digital videos, podcast, and vid casts. They also shared to other peers in their network. Also, they would see other peers in their network read their blogs and respond. They excited the students.
By using technology kids learn: empowerment, how to connect to the world, collaboration, motivation, and inclusion.
2. Paul Anderson - Blended Learning Cycle
In this video Paul Anderson discussed a learning cycle with 5 "E's" :
He expands on the concept by combining it. They he comes up with the acronym QUIVERS
Qu- really good question, have students make predictions (hook)
I- Investigate /Inquiry
R- Review : Do this in Individual or Small Group (Ask Question)
S- Summary Quiz : See what they learned
3. Making Thinking Visible - Mark Church
Students need to look at things from different angles. They need to have a different prospective. They need to be able to find problems and be curious and follow up on the curiosity.
4. Sam Pane - 4th Grade: Super Digital Citizens
Mr. Payne had students build comics to help teach the students about internet safety. He believes that " Comics is a good way to show visual presentation of learning and text."
Students can write a narrative and develop imagined experiences or events.
Students can analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to text
Students can ask and answer questions.
5. Project Based Learning- Dean Shareski
Problem Based Learning engages learners and gives them a deeper understanding. Students can give/receive feedback. Also, they feel good because it gives them ownership of the project.
6. Roosevelt Elementary's PBL Program:
In this video the teachers at Roosevelt Elementary School were discussing Project Based Learning and why they felt it was a good technique to use while teaching. Project based learning is a in depth solving of real world problems. It has integrated them with instruction, and is research based and can involve individual, small group, or the whole class. It helps students with public speaking at a young age. The teachers feel it gives the student a choice and it helps them show ownership. It also helps them with 21st skills and working together. These teachers in this video also believe that it really helps the students be engaged. Every child has a "spark'. You have to help them find an opportunity to ask a question and get them thinking to help find their spark.
I feel that project based learning really helps the student be engaged and helps get them thinking and asking questions. I want to use this concept when I start teaching.