How are they helpful?<br />Interactive for students<br />FUN!<br />More flexibility<br />Expand on typical “norms”<br />Student centered<br />
Choice <br />Allowing students to choose provides them with intrinsic motivation.<br />Students are motivated to learn about topics that are of interest to them.<br /><ul><li>Provide students a variety of media materials to accomplish the assigned task (Powerpoint, Blogs, Wikis, Digital Storytelling, etc)
Give students the freedom to choose their own topics
Allow students to choose their own groups</li></ul>Definition <br />Application<br />
Challenge <br />Providing tasks to students that are just beyond their skill level but keep them motivated.<br />Definition <br />Application<br /><ul><li>Teacher provides feedback during students drafts of work. Teacher explains where the students can improve, what to add, or what to edit out.
This provides students with self efficacy and sustains their motivation.
Students can use rubrics and online websites to check their work, read feedback, and make edits</li></li></ul><li>Control<br />Involving the students into the classroom decision-making. When students play a part in control, they become responsible and independent. <br /><ul><li>Allow students to control group titles. Teacher should provide students with responsibilities for each role so they then can make the proper decisions. </li></ul>Definition <br />Application<br />
Collaboration<br />Students use social interaction to communicate their ideas and thoughts. <br /><ul><li>This can be done in teamwork or groups.
Students can determine individual responsibilities to work towards end goal.
Teacher can recommend all students create a g-mail account, allowing them access to google docs. </li></ul>Definition <br />Application<br />
Constructing meaning<br />If students perceive the value of knowledge, their level of interest increases.<br />In PowerPoints for example, students should be informed that sometimes…less is more. <br />Definition<br />Application<br />
Consequences<br />A showcase of students work, increases student motivation.<br /><ul><li>Teachers can showcase students’ work by having them present in class or display their work students’ work in hallways, on class web-sites, or at a ceremony. </li></ul>Definition<br />Application<br />
Consequences</li></li></ul><li>Equals<br />Students being motivated to do work in the classrooms as well as working with others and being proud of their work!<br />
Videos to Ponder <br />Here are some videos that help explain the need to integrate technology in the classroom. <br />My Personal Learning Environment<br />A Vision of Our Students Today<br />
References<br />All image photos from free use: Google images.<br />Orey, M.(Ed.). (2001). Emerging perspectives on learning, teaching, and technology. Retrieved 5 Nov 2008 from http://projects.coe.uga.edu/epltt/<br />