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Production Lecture


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This is part of a 25-minute lecture I give for pre-service teachers introducing them to the idea of using technology for production tasks.

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Production Lecture

  1. 1. Unit 2Types of Tools<br />How do I decide what tools to use and when (SNOWY)?<br />Content Exploration<br />Production<br />Communication<br />Data Collection/Analysis<br />Productivity<br />
  2. 2. Production Tools<br />October 19th, 2009<br />
  3. 3. Lecture Overview<br />Introduction to production<br />Definition of production tools<br />Production task characteristics<br />Student benefits of production<br />Examples of production<br />SNOWY<br />Identifying trees<br />
  4. 4. Definition of Production Tools<br />Form of learning whereby students create a product or concrete artifact that is the focus of their learning and shows what they learned<br />
  5. 5. Production Task Characteristics<br />Developed over time<br />Involves more than one discipline<br />Includes student choices<br />Deals with authentic (real-world issues)<br />Students receive help and scaffolding (support) from a variety of sources<br />Assessment is ongoing from many sources, including the students themselves<br />
  6. 6. Alamo history project (student production)<br />Christopher Columbus (student production)<br />For example…<br />
  7. 7. Question #1<br />What are some benefits of producing a movie like this over, say, a test or an essay, which are more “typical” student productions?<br />
  8. 8. Student Benefits of Production<br />Individual and group responsibility<br />Planning, critical thinking, reasoning, and creativity<br />Strong communication skills, both for interpersonal and presentation needs<br />Visualizing and decision making<br />Organizing<br />Knowing how and when to use technology and choosing the most appropriate tool for the task<br />
  9. 9. Examples of Production Tasks<br />Storymercial<br />Digital storybook<br />PowerPoint presentation<br />Book report<br />Brochure<br />Comic strips (next slide)<br />Digital scrapbook<br />Web-published products<br />Web pages, character journals, or blogs<br />Educational podcasts<br />Class projects<br />
  10. 10. Various Production Tasks<br />Narrative:<br />Personal Expression<br />Myths/Folk Tales<br />Short Story<br />Information / Expository:<br />Summary Reports<br />Book Reports<br />How-To Directions<br />Biographies<br />Persuasive:<br />Advertising<br />Describe/Conclude<br />Analyze/Conclude<br />Analyze/Persuade<br />Compare/Contrast<br />Cause/Effect<br />Environment:<br />Participatory Environment<br />
  11. 11. Music Podcasts<br />
  12. 12. 5th Grade Podcast - Geometric Shapes<br />
  13. 13. Scratch - Programming<br />
  14. 14. My Hero<br />
  15. 15. Teacher Production Example:Changing Decimals to Fractions<br /><br />
  16. 16. A Child’s WarA video made in Second Life by Global Kids<br />Video: Year-end project for the Global Kids.<br />Based on youth research <br />Situation of child soldiers in Uganda and the upcoming trial and the International Criminal Court. <br />Earlier piece about digital media and youth<br />Read the youth leaders blogs<br />Watch other videos from Global Kids at:<br />
  17. 17. Football and Math<br />
  18. 18. Contests<br />School Tube Contests<br /><br />