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Putting Learning Snaps in Motion - EAInnovates2015

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Presentation from a workshop at the Episcopal Academy Innovation in Teaching 2015 conference in Philadelphia, PA. The workshop's goal was to provide participants with a reflection experience requiring that they discover how to use an unfamiliar software tool.

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Putting Learning Snaps in Motion - EAInnovates2015

  1. 1. Jim Tiffin Jr. - @JimTiffinJr Mount Vernon Presbyterian School EA Innovates – Episcopal Academy July 13 - 16, 2015 ImageCredit:“dragonscene”bymrmayoviaFlickr,CCBY-NC2.0
  2. 2. Timeslot Plan Overview of the next 60+ minutes maker- centered learning time with each other… • Talking • Creating • Sharing
  3. 3. Why Make? To Learn Content To Learn to Learn To Show Learning
  4. 4. Why Make? To Learn Content To Learn to Learn To Show Learning
  5. 5. Good Projects From Invent to Learn: • Purpose and Relevance • Time • Complexity • Intensity • Connections • Access • Shareability • Novelty
  6. 6. Project Questions From Invent to Learn: • Is the problem solvable? • Is the project monumental or substantial? • Who does the project satisfy? • What can they do with that?
  7. 7. Project Prompts From Invent to Learn: • Brevity • Ambiguity • Immunity to assessment
  8. 8. Project Prompts From Invent to Learn: Bad Prompt - • “Build a four-wheeled car that uses two motors, one switch and rolls from a starting line on this table and stops as close to the finish line as possible in one minute”
  9. 9. Project Prompts From this morning: Good or Bad Prompt - • “Create a levitation scene that uses magnets.”
  10. 10. Less Me, More You “Make a stop motion video that represents what you learned today.”
  11. 11. Less Me, More You To do this, you will use this tool: Koma Koma App
  12. 12. Questions… Things to consider: • How will your earlier maker-experience inform your creation process? • Since this is a collaborative project, how will you work differently? • If you haven’t used this app before, how will you figure it out? FYI: These don’t need answers, just consideration 
  13. 13. Get to Work! “Make a stop motion video that represents what you learned today.” Be ready to share!

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