Facilitating student learning and creativity with digital technologies can be simple or complex, depending on factors within the environment, student readiness and teacher preparation. With this standard, teachers examine how they use their knowledge of subject matter, their beliefs about how learning occurs, their pedagogical practices and information about effective technology applications to activate and facilitate student learning. Teachers examine all factors relevant to individual student's needs to improve learning outcomes, creativity and innovation within face-to-face and virtual learning environments. This ISTE standard includes:
- promoting, supporting and modelling creative and innovative thinking and inventiveness
- engaging students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems using digital tools and resources
- promoting student reflection using collaborative tools to reveal and clarify students' conceptual understanding and thinking, planning, and creative processes
- modelling collaborative knowledge construction by engaging in learning with students, colleagues, and others in face-to-face and virtual environments
This week, we will begin by sharing the OSAPAC inquiry that each member of the class conducted. Making direct links from the software to student learning will be examined during a SHOW and SHARE opportunity.
Then we will explore the six C's as they relate to digital teaching and learning in order to extend your understanding.
Digging into differentiation in learning and how interactive white boards can be integrated into the learning landscape will provide some applicable experiences to your own teaching and learning.
Throughout today's session, you will collect words, terms and ideas that you can use to create a word cloud to represent key concepts from today's work. Collaborating on collecting the words will be done in this Google Document. You can then copy/paste the words and use a Web 2.0 word cloud creators to capture your image. Post your word cloud on your digital self portrait site and explain what it means for digital teaching and learning from your perspective.
There are many word cloud creators - a few you may like to explore include Wordle, Tagxedo, Tagul, ABCYa-Word Clouds for Kids, & Word It Out.
References and Resources
- Smart Name Wordle - lesson plan using Smartboard, pdf file and link to Vimeo screen recording of how to do the activity: https://mrcssharesease.wordpress.com/smart-name-wordle/