Tools & Resources

TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING

Demonstrate overall knowledge and integration of material studied in class and from the texts, use one of the following and demonstrate/report results:


  • write a report
  • do a photo essay
  • compile a scrapbook
  • build a model
  • put on a live demonstration
  • do a statistical chart
  • keep a journal
  • record interviews
  • design a mural
  • develop a simulation
  • set up an experiment
  • do a mind-map
  • engage in a debate
  • produce a videotape
  • develop a musical
  • choreograph a dance
  • create a rap or song
  • one of your own design
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    And some additional ideas: 
    • Write and Illustrate an eBook
    • Draw or Paint a Picture
    • Make Comic Strip
    • Do an Animation
    • Create a Data Visualization
    • Create a  “Media” Presentation 
    • (must include at least two different types of media – photo, images, audio)
    • Keep a Blog
    • Make a Game
    • Make a Timeline
    • Make a Google Earth Trip
    • Make an Online Quiz
    • Compose a Musical Composition
    • Make an Audio-Media Message
    • Create an Infographic
    • Make a Book Trailer
    • Create a Stop Motion Animation
    • Create a Technology Enhanced Scavenger Hunt
    • Create a Mobile App
    • Organize and Film Flash Mob Performance
    • Build a Project in a 3D Virtual Environment

    You could present your project to the class. Allow up to 15 minutes.  Grading criterion may include:

    • Neatness and Professionalism- clean, professionally presented, easy to view, free of grammatical and spelling errors
    • Integration of Class Content – demonstrates an integration and understanding of class content and your research findings.
    • Quality of Content – the content demonstrates mastery and insights into the subject matter.
    • Creativity and Insight – Materials demonstrate creativity and insight about self and course material.

    With multiple choices in ways to demonstrate your knowledge, the evidence of your learning is more accurate. You actually become the expert through the learning process. This assessment isn’t just a fancy term for a presentation at the end of a unit. To actually engage in an authentic celebration is to witness a true display of understanding.

    Technology provides additional ways and opportunities to differentiate instruction based on content, interest, and ability.  Choice menus give you the opportunity to self-select activities that are best suited to your interests and ability.  The result is an engaged and motivated learner with resultant products that when shared in the classroom have personalized and passionate characteristics.

    Options that are technology-enhanced include:

    Create a Series of Word Clouds

    Wordle – http://www.wordle.net

    ABCyaWord Cloud – http://www.abcya.com/word_clouds.htm

    Imagechef– http://www.imagechef.com/ic/word_mosaic/

    Tagxedo– http://www.tagxedo.com/

    Write and Illustrate an eBook

    Storyjumper – http://www.storyjumper.com/

    ePubBud – http://www.epubbud.com/new.php

    PBS Mash Up Story – http://pbskids.org/writerscontest/make-a-mashup.php

    Storybird – http://storybird.com/

    Kerpoof Storybook – http://www.kerpoof.com/#/activity/storybook

    Artsicam Picture BookMaker –http://www.artisancam.org.uk/flashapps/picturebookmaker/picturebookmaker.php?PHPSESSID=8214006849223e7a03dbb8b4a20c30a5

    Draw or Paint a Picture

    Kerpoof Draw – http://www.kerpoof.com/#/activity/draw

    odosketch – http://sketch.odopod.com/

    Make Comic Strip

    Make Beliefs Comix – http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix/

    ToonDo – http://www.toondoo.com/

    Do an Animation

    GoAnimate – http://goanimate.com/

    Sketchfu – http://sketchfu.com/draw

    Stage’d – http://stagedproject.com/comic

    Scratch – http://scratch.mit.edu/

    Doink – http://www.doink.com/ (needto be 13 years old or older)

    Xtranormal – http://www.xtranormal.com/ (needto be 13 years old or older)

    Create a Data Visualization

    Create a Graph  – http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/default.aspx

    Many Eyes – http://manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/

    Create a  “Media” Presentation 
    (must include at least two different types of media – photo, images, audio)

    Prezi – http://prezi.com/

    Glogster – http://edu.glogster.com/

    Animoto – http://animoto.com/

    Keep a Blog

    Kidblog – http://kidblog.org/

    Edublog – http://edublogs.org/

    Make a Game

    Game Mechanic – http://gamestarmechanic.com/

    Sharendipity – http://www.sharendipity.com/

    Game Boards – http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/gameboard.htm

    Make a Timeline

    Dipity – http://www.dipity.com/

    Timetoast – http://www.timetoast.com/

    Make a Google Earth Trip

    Download Google Earth – http://earth.google.com/

    Google Lit Trip – http://www.googlelittrips.com/GoogleLit/Home.html

    Google Earth EducationCommunity -http://edweb.tusd.k12.az.us/dherring/ge/googleearth.htm

    Make an Online Quiz

    Quiz Revolution- http://www.quizrevolution.com/

    Compose a Musical Composition

    Aviary Myna – http://aviary.com/tools/audio-editor?utm_source=aviaryeducation&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=edu

    Audacity – http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

    Make an Audio-Media Message

    VoiceThread – http://voicethread.com/

    Blabberize – http://blabberize.com/

    Woices – http://woices.com/

    Voki – http://www.voki.com/

    Create an Infographic

    Teaching WithInfographics | Places to Start = http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/23/teaching-with-infographics-places-to-start/?partner=rss&emc=rss

    Seeing the Future! AGuide to Visual Communication http://www.howtoons.com/?page_id=1455

    Infographics Scoop.it – http://www.scoop.it/t/infographics-in-educational-settings

    Make a Book Trailer

    How to Make a BookTrailer – http://www.booktrailersforreaders.com/How+to+make+a+book+trailer

    Book Trailers – Moviesfor Literacy Examples –http://www.homepages.dsu.edu/mgeary/booktrailers/default.htm

    Create a Stop Motion Animation

    Claymation and StopMotion in the Classroom http://sites.google.com/site/movies2bmade/

    The ClayAnimator – http://clayanimator.com/english/menu.html

    Create a Technology Enhanced Scavenger Hunt

    SCVNGR – http://www.scvngr.com/

    QR Code Scavenger HuntExample – http://scls.typepad.com/techbits/2010/06/the-qr-code-scavenger-hunt.html;QR Code Generator from the ZXing Project – http://zxing.appspot.com/generator/

    Create a Mobile App

    App Inventor for Android– http://appinventor.googlelabs.com/about/

    iSites – http://isites.us.

    Organize and Film Flash Mob Performance

    Examples at http://mashable.com/2010/06/20/flash-mob-videos/

    Example – Gotta KeepReading – Ocoee Middle School – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6D9jiEYxzs

    Build a Project in a 3D Virtual Environment

    Greenbush Grid – http://grid.greenbush.us/portal/

    Reaction Grid – http://reactiongrid.com/