Visual Ranking : Assign ranking to a list; and then debate differences, reach consensus, and organize ideas
Seeing Reason : Investigate relationships in complex systems
Showing Evidence : Construct well-reasoned arguments that are supported by evidence, using a visual framework
Students retain… 90% of what they learn when they teach someone else 5% of what they’ve learned from a lecture 10% of what they’ve learned from reading 20% of what they’ve learned from audio-visual presentation 30% of what they learn from a demonstration 50% of what they learn when engaged in a discussion 75% of what they learn by doing Source: NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Science
Project-Based Learning (PBL)
“ I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand . ”
To learn collaboration, work in teams .
To learn critical thinking, take on problems .
To learn oral communication, present .
To learn written communication, write .
To learn technology, use technology .
To develop citizenship, take on civic issues .
To learn about careers, do internships .
To learn content, do all of the above .
Project-Based Learning Resources
Buck Institute for Education (BIE)
iEARN (International Education and Resource Network)
Collaboration and Technology
Collaborating with Google Docs
Authentic Activities in the Classroom
Building engagement through real world connections
Student ownership increases motivation
Web 2.0 provides hundreds of ways to demonstrate understanding
Users of the Web create information and have control over it
Blogs, Wikis, YouTube
The Web becomes truly interactive as different sites link data
Mashups - Flickr , Google Maps
Aggregators/Portals – IM, Twitter, RSS
Social Bookmarking, “Folksonomies”
Connect students to the world
Connect students to each other
Authentic Learning with Web 2.0
Workshop presented by blogger Alan Levine
Outline a story idea
Find some media
Pick a tool to build the story
50 Ways to Tell the Dominoe Story
Explore geographic locations both on Earth and in space.
View geography and buildings in 3D
View community content
Create interactive projects which include, images, text, video and sound.