Texting in Class• Texting :: Questions, Announcements, Homework •Students can be provided with various concepts to research. •"Text a friend"- Bring the world into the classroom. Create mobile groups •Send reminders to an entire class or individual students. •Students and parents can text if they have a question.
A• What is the assignment? • Instead of a typical lecture or a boring power point project, my students created 2-4 minute public service announcement videos trying to advocate a particular topic.• How did they create them?• My students picked their partner and their interest group from a list. I am all about student choice and ownership!• For homework, they researched their topic. They spent two days in class creating a Google Doc. PowerPoint in which both partners were able to work on a specific part of the project at the same time• On the third day students created their Animoto video projects by saving their PowerPoint as a JPG and adding effects/music.• To see a sample handout or project: http://notanotherhistoryteacher.edublogs.org/2012/11/28/student-created- interest-group-psa-videos/
+ What techniques, tools and methods might you use with your students? Collaboration ideas Research methods Combining collaboration and research Integrateslowly – Start with just a couple of tools and focus on the student collaboration. Thank you for all you do with your students everyday.