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Combining Technology with the 6 C\'s of Motivation Combining Technology with the 6 C\'s of Motivation Presentation Transcript

  • Combining Technology with the 6 “C’s” of Motivation By: Rose Castro ED 480 Educational Technology Teach Back Mary Anne Campo 04-15-08
  • Motivational Effects
    • Kids like the immediate results. It’s
    • not a result that you can get anywhere
    • except on the computer…For them it
    • really is a big deal-much more so than I
    • ever thought it was going to be.
            • Elementary Teacher
  • Technology
    • When students are using technology as a tool or a support for communicating with others, they are in an active role rather than the passive role of recipient of information transmitted by a teacher, textbook, or broadcast.
  • Six “C’s” of Motivation
    • Choice
    • Challenge
    • Control
    • Collaboration
    • Constructing Meaning
    • Consequences
  • Choice
    • When students are given choices to select tasks that are close to their personal interests, their motivation to learn increases.
  • Challenge
    • When providing tasks requiring appropriate level of challenge, students are more likely to be motivated. Teachers should provide feedback to enhance students’ self-efficacy and sustain their motivation toward learning.
  • Control
    • When involved in the process of classroom control (e.g. decision-making, organization of content, choosing team members, etc.), students will be more responsible, independent, and self-regulated learners.
  • Collaboration
    • Students willingly work together and inspire each other to reach a desired goal and finish the group task.
    • Enhances individuals’ thinking and learning
    • Students share learning strategies and perspectives with each other through social interaction
  • Constructing Meaning
    • Students are given the opportunity to build a rationale for the meaningfulness of literacy activities. By perceiving the meaningfulness of activities and the value of knowledge, students’ learning motivation will enhance.
  • Consequences
    • Teachers provide channels for students to display their work and learn from each other. This also gives students a positive feeling about effort, ownership, achievement, and responsibility.
  • Sample Activity
    • Using the 6 “C’s” for motivating ESL students.
  • Experiences in the Classroom
    • The City Building Project
    • CSILE: Computer-Supported Intentional Learning Environments
    • The DIG Project
    • A Student Run Manufacturing Company
    • The Multicultural Heroes Project
  • Conclusion
    • 6 C’s enhance student’s motivation when applied to open-ended tasks
    • Allow students to make their own choices and goals
    • Provide feedback
  • The End.