Hillcrest High School 21st Century Project Student Products

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Student produced work from Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa Al. for AETC.

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Hillcrest High School 21st Century Project Student Products

  1. 1. Hillcrest High School 21 st Century Project 2006-07 Student-Created Products
  2. 2. What Have We Accomplished? <ul><li>Our exposure to the 21 st Century School project has been invaluable. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We have changed our methods to incorporate web 2.0 tools into our teaching. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Several of our classrooms have been using blogs and in at least one classroom we actively use www.tappedin.org and wikis for classroom projects. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We have students and teachers using www.Flickr.com and www.thinkfree.com to complete projects. The days of the poster board project are over. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The seeds of change have been sown and as more teachers experiment with the new tools both the faculty and students will benefit. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Samples of this classroom work follow… </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Tapped In was employed in the AP and Advanced Government/Economics classes and the AP Psychology class. It provided unexpected benefits to both the teacher and the students. http://www.tappedin.org
  4. 4. Tapped In includes a discussion board that allowed us to discuss items related to our curriculum. Students responded enthusiastically to the addition of our Tapped In pages.
  5. 5. The online chat section allowed students to work collaboratively and to receive help from the instructor during “after-class” hours
  6. 6. The Advanced Placement Psychology Tapped In Room http://www.tappedin.org
  7. 7. Tapped In allowed students to collaborate on group projects and upload their work for further collaboration with the class. Also present in the files section were student constructed reviews for the Advanced Placement test.
  8. 8. Benefits of Tapped In <ul><li>Created an online presence for the class. </li></ul><ul><li>Tapped In contains a discussion board that encouraged extended discussion of classroom curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>The real-time chat feature allowed students to work together collaboratively and to get help from the instructor when she was “in the room” also. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are better prepared for online work required in college courses they will take in the future. </li></ul><ul><li>Tapped In allowed students to experiment in a safe environment controlled by the instructor. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Government classes elections campaign sites wiki – each political party constructed a campaign site
  10. 10. Each class created several political parties and elected a “president” as part of their elections project. http://hchscampaignsites-2007.wikispaces.com
  11. 11. Samples of Student Products The OPP – Opportunity Party- Powerpoint platform presentation - http://hchscampaignsites-2007.wikispaces.com/OPP+Party The Common Ground Party – Powerpoint platform presentation - http://hchscampaignsites-2007.wikispaces.com/The+Common+Ground++Party
  12. 12. Student Campaign Site Sample Campaign Commercial
  13. 13. The CARROP Party Political Platform

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