I can tell you what I've done in my classroom to help students explore the world through the lens of the curriculum but I would rather have the message come to you first hand. My students are the experts. Come and hear their perspectives related to the usefulness of technology in social networking, collaborative research (both in person and online), and developing online activities to help evaluate their own understanding of curriculum.
Students will model their online learning process by creating/answering a BIG question (science-based topic) using: Top-Down Planning, collaboration skills (many working together to gather required information to solve the problem), brainstorming/online research (model search engines they prefer and the vetting process), web 2.0 tool use modelled by students (Edmodo, MSN or twiddla, Prezi, Skype, Crocodoc, Google SketchUp and more) as they build their solutions to the BIG question
Students will model their solutions to the BIG question in their own way using a variety of online tools (e.g., Educreations.com, Doodlecast Pro (app), Crocodoc.com, SketchUp.google.com, etc...) based on the expectations they have chosen.
Mr. Dobbie will model some simple ways to evaluate the process of Problem-based learning using the same tools that the students use to create their solutions (e.g., Evernote.com, Edmodo.com, Interwrite by einstruction.com, etc...)
Come and learn from the students in Markham Room A at 11:00am on Friday!
Providing the means to play. Hope to see you at ECOO 2012 on Friday, Oct. 26th Markham A Room at 11:00am!
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