Learning through...technological applications (SimpleMind+ "Mind…
Learning through...technological applications
SimpleMind+ "Mind Mapping"
Creating lists of examples/ non-examples together
Using each other's ideas to collaborate and generate additional examples
Searching for concept connections
Making generalizations based on real-life examples
Analyze examples to draw bigger picture connections
Students were given an overarching concept: "systems". Using the taba-concept model, as a class we generated examples and non-examples. We then grouped them into like categories (the mind map). Generalizations were brainstormed that fit all categories about "systems".
Real Classroom Experience:
Understanding their reading- able to answer/respond to a text based question using support from the text as evidence
Students were involved in a book study. Each week they had a blog post to initiate their discussion at the end of their weekly reading. This also gave them an opportunity to view each other's responses and evaluate their peer's responses as well prior to the discussion. They could use their individual responses as a segue into their discussion. Also, it was used to generate questioning techniques.
Conversation to reflect on their weekly reading
Reflect and evaluate through discussion
After studying fictional texts and how writers address the theme, mood, and tone of their story through different elements, students are tasked to create their own narrative story. They select a theme/mood: perseverance/haunting. They are challenged to write a narrative story that not only fits the theme, but then create a musical composition to match the mood of the story. They collaborate using google docs to write the story and collaboratively work together on Garageband to create and share the composition.
Producing a new narrative story given certain criteria
Creating a musical composition to match the narrative story mood (use of tempo, musical instruments, etc) rather than simply relying on word choice
Use of Google Docs to write their narrative story
Having to generate/understand each other's ideas when collaboratively writing the story
Allows for revisions/edits to easily occur