Monday, May 3, 2010

Saskatchewan IT Summit - Bernajean Porter - Turning Up the Heat - Learning, Thinking and Communicating in a Digital Age 

Traditionally school was about being good consumers - "Tell me about..."

Demonstrating Understanding
Meaning Makers and Media Makers: Stop the go forth and make something using technology push and stop and ensure that there is a demonstration of understanding in the project. Compare and Contrast would be a higher level of thinking (demonstration) then a simple fact telling video.

  • Higher Order of Thinking: Rigor,, Types of Communication
  • Engaged Learners: Choices, Curiosity, Affinity, Student Centered (Owned or Driven)
  • Authenticity:Useful & Beneficial, Context, Collaborative, Real World Challenges (Drawing Conclusions)
  • Technology: Modes & Tools, Added-Value, Transforming Uses
 Used UP (TM) Student Performance Tasks for Transformational Learning Rubric to evaluate scenarios in groups.

It's a process!

Pre-Producation Phase:
  • Writing a narrative Script
  • Planning the Project
  • Organizing Project Folders
Production Phase:
  • Making the Voiceover
  • Gathering and Preparing Media Resources
Post Production Phase:
  • Putting it all together
Distribution Phase:
  • Applause, Applause
 "If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"
-Albert Einstein

Digital Scoring Guide for scoring digital products: Data base to make up rubrics for digital projects:

About What?: Asking Questions
  • So What: Decision
  • Now What: Action Plan
  • What IF: Invention - website to make a url wall with sticky notes for collaborative questioning, thinking and generating ideas on a topic.

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