Creating engaging students (II)

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Creating engaging students (II)

  1. 1. <ul><li>Subjects: </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-curricular (Maths, Science, ICT, languages,..) </li></ul><ul><li>Syllabus contents: </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics, Functions, Energy, Ecology </li></ul><ul><li>Number of students: </li></ul><ul><li>25-30 </li></ul><ul><li>Age: </li></ul><ul><li>15 </li></ul><ul><li>Duration: </li></ul><ul><li>1 month </li></ul>www.etwinning.es Proyectos de Colaboración Escolar en Europa Instituto de Tecnologías Educativas Torrelaguna 58, 28027 Madrid. Tfno: +34 913778383 Title: Be money smart, be ecological!
  2. 2. <ul><li>Objectives of the project: </li></ul><ul><li>learning to interprete the energy bills </li></ul><ul><li>being able to compare among different energy sources </li></ul><ul><li>Developing responsible energy consumption habits </li></ul><ul><li>by means of: </li></ul><ul><li>gathering real energy consumption data (at home) </li></ul><ul><li>comparing the cost of the different domestic energy sources </li></ul><ul><li>finding out whether there are equations which model the energy consumption </li></ul><ul><li>identifying the energy consumption of the different electrical equipment at home, and the standby consumption </li></ul><ul><li>after asking partners about climate, amount of daylight, lifestyle, formulating hypotheses on their estimated domestic energy consumption </li></ul><ul><li>verifying the stated hypotheses </li></ul>www.etwinning.es Proyectos de Colaboración Escolar en Europa Instituto de Tecnologías Educativas Torrelaguna 58, 28027 Madrid. Tfno: +34 913778383
  3. 3. <ul><li>What for? </li></ul><ul><li>To deal with a real problem, significant to the community, about which students care </li></ul>www.etwinning.es Proyectos de Colaboración Escolar en Europa Instituto de Tecnologías Educativas Torrelaguna 58, 28027 Madrid. Tfno: +34 913778383 Starting with the end in mind <ul><li>What? Contents, skills, habits </li></ul><ul><li>Go through the curriculum and identify where a project fits </li></ul><ul><li>Choose two or three curricular items to focus on </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Learning skills, collaboration skills, critical thinking, knowledge acquisition… </li></ul><ul><li>Set up clear criteria to measure achievements </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>What for? </li></ul><ul><li>Energy is a key factor in domestic economy but we don’t always understand its implications well enough </li></ul>www.etwinning.es Proyectos de Colaboración Escolar en Europa Instituto de Tecnologías Educativas Torrelaguna 58, 28027 Madrid. Tfno: +34 913778383
  5. 5. <ul><li>What? </li></ul>www.etwinning.es Proyectos de Colaboración Escolar en Europa Instituto de Tecnologías Educativas Torrelaguna 58, 28027 Madrid. Tfno: +34 913778383 <ul><li>Contents </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Power units </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Percentages </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Functions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Everyday life Maths </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ecology awareness </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Formulating and testing hypothesis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interpreting, comparing and relating real data </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Using ICT in a variety of tasks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity to overcome difficulties and reorient work </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Communicating in own and foreign language </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Habits </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Curiosity and Initiative </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Self-confidence </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Self-awareness of own skills and things to improve </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Perseverance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Critical thinking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Commitment to the community </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Short </li></ul><ul><li>Real </li></ul><ul><li>Meaningful </li></ul><ul><li>Motivating </li></ul><ul><li>It must answer the question “What for?” in every stage of the project </li></ul>www.etwinning.es Proyectos de Colaboración Escolar en Europa Instituto de Tecnologías Educativas Torrelaguna 58, 28027 Madrid. Tfno: +34 913778383 The driving question
  7. 7. <ul><li>Energy is money. How can we save both at home? </li></ul>www.etwinning.es Proyectos de Colaboración Escolar en Europa Instituto de Tecnologías Educativas Torrelaguna 58, 28027 Madrid. Tfno: +34 913778383 The driving question
  8. 8. <ul><li>What will be assessed in early, middle and late stages? </li></ul><ul><li>What criteria will be considered? </li></ul><ul><li>What tools will be used? </li></ul>www.etwinning.es Proyectos de Colaboración Escolar en Europa Instituto de Tecnologías Educativas Torrelaguna 58, 28027 Madrid. Tfno: +34 913778383 Assessment
  9. 9. www.etwinning.es Proyectos de Colaboración Escolar en Europa Instituto de Tecnologías Educativas Torrelaguna 58, 28027 Madrid. Tfno: +34 913778383 <ul><li>Early stages </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Initiative </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teamwork contributions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quality of searched info </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to predict and formulate hypotesis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Middle stages </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Decision-making after checking hypotheses </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to overcome difficulties and reorient work </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use of appropriate language to communicate (vocabulary, graphics,..) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to communicate in a foreign language (if necessary) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use of ICT to help solve the main question </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Giving reasonable answers to questions arising </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Final stage </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fulfillment of the task (answer to the driving question) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quality and originality of products </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation of results </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. www.etwinning.es Proyectos de Colaboración Escolar en Europa Instituto de Tecnologías Educativas Torrelaguna 58, 28027 Madrid. Tfno: +34 913778383 Assessment criteria: rubrics 1 2 3 4 Problem solving Little or no ability to reorient strategies Some of the difficulties are overcome; little reorientation of strategies Most of the difficulties are overcome and lead to reorienting strategies Great ability to overcome difficulties and reorient strategies Presentation The reader is unable to follow the steps taken in the solution Solution is difficult to follow at times Solution is presented in a logical manner Solution is presented in an easy follow step-by-step model
  11. 11. <ul><li>What do your students need to know? </li></ul><ul><li>Things they already know </li></ul><ul><li>Things to be learnt before getting started </li></ul><ul><li>Things to learn during the project </li></ul>www.etwinning.es Proyectos de Colaboración Escolar en Europa Instituto de Tecnologías Educativas Torrelaguna 58, 28027 Madrid. Tfno: +34 913778383 Mapping the project (1)
  12. 12. www.etwinning.es Proyectos de Colaboración Escolar en Europa Instituto de Tecnologías Educativas Torrelaguna 58, 28027 Madrid. Tfno: +34 913778383 <ul><li>Already known </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Basic statistics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Linear functions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Info search resources (Internet, library,..) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Basic ICT: spreadsheet, email, chat, forum,… </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Level of foreign language enabling communication </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Before getting started </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to read a bill </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Suggestions on teamwork: making task lists, assigning roles, distributing tasks, project diary,… </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Joint reflection on assessment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>During the project </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Comparison among different kind of energy resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Basic statistical data processing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ICT tools that seem to be useful as one goes along </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Milestones www.etwinning.es Proyectos de Colaboración Escolar en Europa Instituto de Tecnologías Educativas Torrelaguna 58, 28027 Madrid. Tfno: +34 913778383 Mapping the project (2) <ul><li>Set up a concrete series of milestones to fine tune the project </li></ul><ul><li>Be flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Assess, rethink, refine </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Milestones: </li></ul><ul><li>Bring real bills to class: electricity, gas,…. Interprete them. Look for equations which fit the costs. Learn about power units </li></ul><ul><li>Compare the costs of the different energy sources and heating systems, as well as of the different electrical appliances </li></ul><ul><li>Compare data (in groups), measuring both the pros and cons </li></ul><ul><li>Draw first conclusions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Factors affecting the domestic energy consumption: kind of house, orientation, number of people living, thermal isolation, peak hours,… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Which system would you choose?  present results (tables, graphics, spreadsheets, lists,…) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Measuring progress. Tuning </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate with partners (chat, videoconference, forums) in order to know what their energy consumption determining factors are </li></ul><ul><li>Formulate hypotheses about their partners’ monthly energy expenses </li></ul>www.etwinning.es Proyectos de Colaboración Escolar en Europa Instituto de Tecnologías Educativas Torrelaguna 58, 28027 Madrid. Tfno: +34 913778383
  15. 15. <ul><li>Verify the hypotheses with partners (chat, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Explain possible differences between the hypotheses and the real data </li></ul><ul><li> Measuring progress. Tuning </li></ul><ul><li>Show final products (written report, model, list of energy saving measures, video,…) </li></ul><ul><li>Draw conclusions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Which steps can we take to save energy and money? </li></ul></ul><ul><li> Measuring results </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate the project: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What are the benefits for us and the community? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Things I would change/improve </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project epilogue: apply energy saving measures at home and check their efficiency in money saving after a couple of months </li></ul>www.etwinning.es Proyectos de Colaboración Escolar en Europa Instituto de Tecnologías Educativas Torrelaguna 58, 28027 Madrid. Tfno: +34 913778383
  16. 16. <ul><li>Address different learning needs: </li></ul><ul><li>SEN students </li></ul><ul><li>At-risk students </li></ul><ul><li>Gifted students </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of learning styles </li></ul>www.etwinning.es Proyectos de Colaboración Escolar en Europa Instituto de Tecnologías Educativas Torrelaguna 58, 28027 Madrid. Tfno: +34 913778383 Mapping the project (3) <ul><li>Evaluating the whole project: </li></ul><ul><li>Class discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Individual / group evaluation… </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Class discussion on the project. Fishbowl. </li></ul><ul><li>Student reports: logs, wiki, polls, personal reflections in blogs… </li></ul><ul><li>Group /Individual evaluations </li></ul>www.etwinning.es Proyectos de Colaboración Escolar en Europa Instituto de Tecnologías Educativas Torrelaguna 58, 28027 Madrid. Tfno: +34 913778383 Project Evaluation
  18. 18. www.etwinning.es Proyectos de Colaboración Escolar en Europa Instituto de Tecnologías Educativas Torrelaguna 58, 28027 Madrid. Tfno: +34 913778383 Despedida y agradecimiento por la atención prestada

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