Are you looking for new ways for students to demonstrate their learning? Do you wish to integrate technology into your classroom with free tools? Would you appreciate fresh strategies to get your students excited about assessments?
HOW DO STUDENTS DEMONSTRATE WHAT THEY HAVE LEARNED?Choice OneCreate a PowerPoint listing five facts about events related tothe civil rights movement in Birmingham, AL in 1963..Bloom’s Taxonomy– Know, ComprehendChoice TwoCreate a documentary, using primary documents, that will air on the Student History Channel. Your topic: The civil rights movement in Birmingham, AL – 1963.Bloom’s Taxonomy – Comprehend, Apply, Create !
ANIMOTOIncorporate images, video clips, text and music.Free Animoto Plus account for teachers: http://animoto.com/educationBirmingham, AL 1963
STEP 6: SHARE THE PROJECT WITH A REAL-WORLD AUDIENCE
HOW DO STUDENTS DEMONSTRATE WHAT THEY HAVE LEARNED?Choice OneCreate a PowerPoint listing five facts about events related tothe World War II Japanese Internment Camps.Bloom’s Taxonomy– Know, ComprehendChoice TwoWrite a letter from the Japanese Internment Camp where you are being held hostage Record yourself reading this letter. What message would you leave on the wall in the camp? Create a 12x12 poster for our classroom “wall.” Share all of these with a real-world audience.Bloom’s Taxonomy – Comprehend, Apply, Create !
VOICE THREADIncorporate images, video clips, documents into a place for conversationFree VoiceThread account for teachers:Letters from the Japanese Internment Camp Note: To get free account; http://ed.voicethread.com/products/k12/educator/ Select “VT Educator”
VOICE THREAD – STEP 1: UPLOAD IMAGES,DOCUMENTS, VIDEOS FROM VARIOUS SOURCES
VOICE THREAD – STEP 3:SHARE WITH A REAL-WORLD AUDIENCE
IDEAS FOR USING VOICE THREAD Radio advertisements Book reviews Historical fiction Ilustrated poetry Comparing/contrasting historical figures Literature circles / Book Club Debating a particular issue
DON’T PUT THE CART BEFORE THE HORSEIdentify the standard THENIdentify the technology that best will demonstrate mastery of that standard
HOW DO STUDENTS DEMONSTRATE WHAT THEY HAVE LEARNED?Choice OneCreate a PowerPoint showing: The What, Who, Where, and Why of The Underground RailroadBloom’s Taxonomy– Know, ComprehendChoice TwoCreate a story about The Underground Railroad. You must include at least three characters and three different settings. Illustrate your story and design 3-D characters on sheets of paper. Record both your voices and pictures using a Flip camera. Share your story with a real-world audience.Bloom’s Taxonomy – Comprehend, Apply, Create !
PAPER SLIDE VIDEOSOne-take video methodCollaborativeStudent-designedStandards-basedEngages digital learnersOpportunity for learners of all abilitiesAppropriate for all grade levels and subjects
PAPER SLIDE VIDEOSMaterials needed: Students who can write, draw, talk, and slide a sheet of paper A concept Some Paper Pencils, Pens, Crayons, Markers A Camera (Flip is recommended) Optional: 3-D materials
SOME SUGGESTIONS . . . . Start small. Develop clear rubrics. Plan assessment as you plan instruction, not as an afterthought. Assign a high value (grade) to the assessment. Expect to learn by trial and error. Try peer assessment activities. If at first you don’t succeed…..Virginia Education Association and the Appalachia Educational Laboratory (1992) Virginia Education Association and the Appalachia Educational Laboratory (1992)
RECOMMENDED READINGWhere’s the Beef: Adding Rigor to Student Digital ProductsBy Bernajean Porterhttp://digitales.us/sites/default/files/Wheres-the-Beef-ISTE.pdf