interactive whiteboard using Twiddla. Students will have group time to have conversations about the subject and asking/answering questions as a group. I will scaffold this section and provide
TPACK 8 less and less instruction to the students in order to let them grasp the information on their own. The reflection at the end gives me insight into what students took away from the project and also lets them contemplate what they learned and how it has changed their understanding. Content and Pedagogy Different learning styles will be addressed in this lesson through the use of audio, visual, scaffolding, and various discussions and check-ins. The Social Cognitive Theory of modeling will help students who don’t understand the concept. The example documents and process cards will give concrete information of what the process looks like. Having discussions and providing a rubric will make expectations of how the activities and assignments should be conducted and completed. The reflection at the end will help students adjust their thinking and contemplate what they learned. Some scaffolding will be done, but only a little since they will have other resources available to them. Constructivism is used with students working through the process of making a video or PowerPoint presentation. They have to think critically about the choices they are making for images, sound, and text. By the final project, students will feel a sense of value and accomplishment since they have to present their project to their classmates. The goal of the final project is to get students to express themselves in a new, engaging format. The final project counts toward their summative assessment of the unit. Technology For my technology, I am going to be using Twiddla, YouTube, iMovie, StoryboardThat.com, Present.Me and PowerPoint presentations (including instructional videos) displayed on overhead projector from my laptop. The final projects can be done using Present.Me, iMovie, YouTube or other video making/presenting tool. If using technology in their presentations, students will need to find images and data to include in their video as well as
TPACK 9 music or narration. Everything is digital and offers instant access for students. The digital websites offer advantages in that they can be worked on from anywhere a student has Internet access. The technology allows someone who feels they aren’t very creative or technology savvy the chance to create a very polished product. The technology also makes the assignment feel less like another class assignment and instead like a more personal, fun project. Technology and Pedagogy The technology fits my pedagogy by allowing students to work on the project anywhere, thus expanding the classroom. Twiddla, YouTube, iMovie, StoryboardThat.com, Present.Me and PowerPoint allow students to continually edit and discuss their work. They can have numerous people view, edit and help them with their presentation outside of the classroom. This
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- Fall '10
- Separation of Powers, legislative process, Summative assessment, Deliberative assembly