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  • For christa conference, Add slide on time, expand lesson information, show owl website…. Reflect: Process classroom oppose to skill based.
  • Work place of yesterday vs the collaobration and collective intelligence skills required today.
  • I will highlight a few key points about play and it’s value in developing life long learners in today’s world. Children need to experiment to process knowledge. Process is a large part of play!
  • Play provides experiences which encourages students to stop and wonder.
  • Part of what makes play valuation as a mode of problem-solving and learning is that it loers the emotional stakes of failing.
  • Explain video footage of students solving puzzles together.
  • Educators (in school and out) tap into play as a skill when they encourage free-form experimentation and open-ended speculation.” Explain owl dissection project.
  • From imagination to creation. Students expressed their ideas in a software program, created a materials list, took measurements, considered printer functions, used collaboration and collective intelligence, to transform these printers in the spirit of play From imagination to creation. These students expressed their ideas in a software program, created a materials list, considered printer functions, used collaboration and collective intelligence, to transform these printers in the spirit of play.
  • At the Constructing Modern Knowledge week long conference last summer I was the personality type that needed to have an end goal in sight before I started to play. My learning process was less because of it, those that tinkered with robotics and materials in a self-discovery process, valued their play and trusted the process. I believe their learning process was much richer. I do not want to rob students of their sense of play. It is crucial. I think we can all agree that life is much richer when we allow ourselves to PLAY!
  • Student links for discovery, trial and error, learning through play.
  • Articles and organizations valuing the skill of play in learning.

Play Play Presentation Transcript

  • P L A Y Experimenting , Tinkering , Failing , Problem Solving New Media Literacies Debbie Brooks Barrington Elementary School NH Technology Leaders Cohort
    • Time…Is this why play is leaving our classrooms?
    Play doesn’t keep track of time
  • Do you encourage play?
    • Learning in Motion
    • “ Schools are currently still training autonomous problem-solvers, whereas students enter the workplace, they are increasingly being asked to work in teams, drawing on different sets of expertise, and collaborating to solve.” (NML’s White Paper)
  • Play
    • “ The capacity to experiment with one’s surroundings as a form of problem solving .”
    • (NML’s White Paper)
  • Experiences ENCOURAGE wonder.
    • Play lowers the emotional stakes of failing
  • Have you noticed … … … …
    • “ When children are deep at p l a y they engage with the fierce, intense attention that we’d like to see them apply to their schoolwork.” (S. Osterweill - NML’s White Paper)
    Video of 3rd graders Problem Solving
  • Owl Dissection Curriculum Integration Project, Grade 2
    • Doodle for Google Contest - Grades 3 & 4
    State finalist
  • Collecting Data & Design
  • Out of the box thinking - open ended design project, Grades 3 & 4
  • Play as part of discovery can be difficult for some. I think we can all agree that life is much richer when we allow ourselves to play.
  • Student Links
    • Wonderville
    • http://www.wonderville.ca/v1/home.html
    • KidWings Owl Dissection
    • http://www.kidwings.com/index.htm
    • Moneyville - Lemonade Stand
    • http://www.omsi.info/visit/featured/moneyville/activities.cfm - lemonade
    • World Problem Solvers
    • http://www.worldproblemsolvers.org/
    • Ed Heads - Activate your Mind
    • http://www.edheads.org/activities/simple-machines/index.htm
    • Games for Change
    • http://www. gamesforchange .org/
    • Study Jams
    • http: //studyjams .scholastic. com/studyjams/jams/science/ecosystems/water-cycle . htm
    • Web 2.0 Cool Tools for Schools
    • http: //cooltoolsforschools . wikispaces .com/Drawing+Tools
  • Break Out Activity … … … …
    • Please share an experience you’ve had which involved experimenting, tinkering, failing, problem solving in the learning process.
  • Video Links
    • Listed for Future Reference
    • Experimenting, Tinkering, Failing
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Unjpo_WmXM8
    • Gever Tulley teaches life lessons through tinkering
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvHViFc0ekw&feature=related
    • Learning about Chicks
    • http://www. schooltube .com/video/0f585d946b854d13b460/Learning-About-Chicks
    • Learning with Rulers
    • http://www.schooltube.com/video/91d84db5236848a09c8d/Learning-with-Rulers
    • Expeditionary Learning Schools
    • http://www.schooltube.com/video/61bd217e4c43473e9869/Expeditionary-Learning-Schools-Rochester-City-School-District
    • Viewed in Session
    • Learning in Motion
    • http://www. schooltube .com/video/f475ded8d02cd6a29f08/learning-in-motion
    • Puzzle Solvers
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/41142045@N04/4562170880/
  • Teacher Links
    • Use Games to Enhance Your Classroom Teaching - UNCW.edu
    • http://people. uncw . edu/ertzbergerj/msgames . htm
    • Lifelong Kindergarten
    • Sowing the Seeds for a More Creative Society
    • http: //llk .media. mit . edu/mission .php
    • Doodle for Google Conest Information
    • http://www. google .com/doodle4google/
    • Institute of Play
    • http://www.instituteofplay.com/node/101
    • Learning through Play, David Elkind, Ph.D
    • http://www.communityplaythings.com/resources/articles/valueofplay/learningthroughplay.html
    • Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning (AASL)    
    • http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/bestlist/bestwebsitestop25.cfm
    • Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century
    • http://digitallearning.macfound.org/atf/cf/%7B7E45C7E0-A3E0-4B89-AC9C-E807E1B0AE4E%7D/JENKINS_WHITE_PAPER.PDF
    • Importance of Play in the Classroom
    • http://www. teach-nology . com/forum/showthread . php ?t=1654