Constructivism, Technology, and Language Arts

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Technology is transforming education. Teachers have access to more information, more ways to interact and collaborate, and more approaches to instruction than ever before. …

Technology is transforming education. Teachers have access to more information, more ways to interact and collaborate, and more approaches to instruction than ever before.

Several projects that 3rd through 5th grades students are working on are demonstrated:

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  • 1.  
  • 2. Technology and Language Arts
  • 3.
    • Foundations
    • Audience?
    • Student Video
    • Examples
  • 4. The teacher is a . . . .
    • tour guide of
    • learning possibilities
  • 5. The teacher is a . . . .
    • co-learner and
    • co-teacher
  • 6. The teacher is an . . . .
    • ethnographer
  • 7. The teacher is a . . . .
    • Web 2.0
    • facilitator
  • 8. The teacher is a . . . .
    • facilitator of
    • collaborative
    • learning
  • 9. The teacher is a . . . .
    • initiator of
    • project and
    • inquiry based
    • learning
  • 10. The teacher
    • designs around
    • student interests,
    • talents, passions
  • 11. The teacher takes
    • a supportive
    • but back seat role
    • to student learning
  • 12.
    • http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/tech/tech005.shtml
    • http://carlanderson.blogspot.com/2009/01/film-idea-about-disruptive-innovation.html
    • Other Ideas??
  • 13. Students, 3rd through 5th grader, made Public Service Announcements to address, "Why teachers should allow students to choose their learning experiences and use technology to showcase what they learn.”
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5kDm05m5-w
  • 14. 60 Words Students took photos around campus with cell phones
  • 15.
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWMUiW94Te4
  • 16. Our Story - Timeline of Student Heroes
    • Students choose a hero who they would like to feature in the Our Story Timeline.
    • Questions are selected from the Question Sets provided at Our Story - http://www.ourstory.com/q_a.html
    • These are copied and pasted onto a Word Document so answers can be recorded.
    • Their heroes stories and related pictures (if any) are inserted into the timeline at the time of its occurrence with the student's first name for identification. This means one student may have several entries on the timeline.
  • 17.
    • http://discoverychange.pbwiki.com/Our-Story
  • 18.
    • http://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/detail/intergenerational-interviews-lesson-plan/
    Intergenerational Interviews
  • 19. Student Book Recommendations with Shelfari
    • http://discoverychange.pbwiki.com/Students%27-Shelfaris
  • 20. Reader’s Theater - Collaborative Story Writing Published via http://www.tikatok.com/ Showcased on http://discoverychange.pbwiki.com/Reader%2527s-Theater
  • 21. Reader’s Theater - The Setting Made with http://www.picocricket.com/ Showcased on http://discoverychange.pbwiki.com/Reader%2527s-Theater
  • 22. Reader’s Theater Theme Song and Podcast http://vocaroo.com/ http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/projects/songsmith/
  • 23.
    • http://discoverychange.pbwiki.com/What-do-you-wonder-about
  • 24. What Do You Wonder About: Art Version http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9fSybQDwl8
  • 25. What Do You Wonder About: From Imagechef http://www.imagechef.com/ http://discoverychange.pbwiki.com/What-do-you-wonder-about
  • 26. What Do You Wonder About: From PicLits http://www.poetrypicture.com/ http://discoverychange.pbwiki.com/What-do-you-wonder-about
  • 27.
    • If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life.
    • Rachel Carson