Purposes and Goals This class is intended to join technology with social connections and interactions benefiting elders . Specific elements of each of the technological standards I expect my students should meet can be found in notes below . Students should be able to meet at least the following standards from ISTE NETS: Communicate and Collaborate through small groups, large group, individual blog posts, email and instructor guided discussions Critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making from evaluating, discussing, analyzing, synthesis and publicly sharing life experiences and their relative quantifiable and qualitative values Digital Citizenship as expressed by an online publication of their stories shared with peers , friends and others of their choosing.
Each determine at least six exceptional experiences
In groups of two or three, determine at least three major types or categories of experience (see samples below)
Evaluate as a large group which types of experiences are most important and why.
Create personal storyboards including at least three or more major types of experiences
Identify and save images that appropriately represent their stories
Welcome peer review
Create their own digital story for publication. They will learn to convert a PowerPoint slideshow using the software SlideShow and post to the class blog for public review by friends and family
Multimedia and Other Resources
PowerPoint sample and introduction experiences lecture
Slideshare conversion from PowerPoint
The Slideshare file uploaded for viewing on our class blog
A reference for planning effective digital stories will be used when planning lecture
Story board in word processing program or with pencils and paper
Student collections of meaningful images via Internet, scanner, stored digital images, digital cameras
Rubrics for self evaluation
Image Searches and Alterations
Personal Image Archives
USB Storage Devices
Technology is available on the sight with lab manager approval to install software. The instructor will provide needed technology if not available in the lab.
Students compile, compare, analyze and evaluate data
Step one: Make a list of at least six significant life experiences
Step two: Groups of two or three decide at least three categories of importance of experience
Step Three: The instructor will lecture as needed to maintain organization and guide inquiry
Step four: The class decides on at least three major categories
Step five: Homework – go to: http://luvisking.blogspot.com/
Post a list of notable experiences.
Pedagogy – Student Outcomes
Students will share experience through discussion, contemplation, personal and public reflections
Most students will publish online a short synopsis of significant experiences
If students choose to share publicly they will post a slideshow converted to html on a class blog.
Students will learn from the experiences of their fellows and possibly become closer as friends.
Pedagogy - Assessment
Students will assess themselves. They will be provided rubrics and learn to create rubrics and build on prior work creating a slide show
I ask questions like “Does anyone have questions?”
I walk around the room to see if we are at the same step or if more help is needed.
When I have beginning students who need extra help I give the rest of the class work for the final project, like backgrounds, images, poetry, recipes, and famous quotations.
My students passionately working is success.
Class One: Experiences lecture and class discussion (See learning strategies on slide seven.) Extra time during the two hours can be spent searching for images, famous quotes at brainyquotes.com or banners at flamingtext.com
Class Two: Blog PPT results discussion draft discussion. We will review story boards, add images and backgrounds.
Class Three: Finish PPT, convert to Slideshare, and post to class blog.
Activity Date Project Report Experience brainstorming Day One Story board/PPT Blog discussion/feedback PPT finalization Day Two PPT and images/ aesthetics, content Post PPT to class blog for peer review Convert PPT to Slideshare Day Three and Beyond Make project accessible via html Share with family and friends , final revision
My Evaluation of the Lesson
My students will evaluate me. They will be my success indicators. Their work will shine more brightly than my expectations. As a teacher I feel honored by seeing the gleam of insight in a student’s eyes when I’m not looking for it. My students are my teachers and I believe this lesson is a precious gift they will give to the world.
Education is a social process. Education is growth. Education is, not a preparation for life; education is life itself. John Dewey