Take out your phones, please! Is the smartphone a disturbance or a learning tool?
Let’s start with a little survey Notice that this Google Form uses many different types of question.
By the end of today’s session ... • guiding questions for planning • experience activities with two apps • ideas for a few more apps
For every new tool, let’s ask: 1.How does this tool help students to be... • Creative • Communicative • Collaborative • Critical thinkers 2.What teaching problem can it solve? . Why bother using this tool?
Google Docs (forms, etc) 1. Creative, Communicative,Collaborative and Critical thinkers - it all depends on the task. 2.Results summarized and kept. Can be used from home, at the same time or not, easily shared, history kept.
Planning the activity 1. What are you going to teach? What do the students already know? What do they need to understand before they “get it”? 2. What tools might fit this topic? Weigh the pros and cons of each ease of use, class mgmt, connection to topic 3. What does the tech add? Could you do the same thing without tech? A&D?
Activity - Kahoot.it Here’s the game pin:
Kahoot.it 1. Creative for the teacher, 1 to class, thinking - depends on the question, not communicative 2. Clicker - LOTS questions, engage all, motivating, gamified
Answer Garden Activity http://answergarden.ch/view/90210
Answer Garden 1. AG is interactive, collaborative, communicative, can be creative 2. Use it for brainstorming, to engage more students, all at the same time (Wordle is just a display - all entered by 1)
Wisdom of experience • do a pilot test for every app • have a back-up plan • Allow options (especially for writing) • some kids don’t type well • some feel more comfortable with a first draft of paper
Recap: What did we learn? • guiding questions for planning • How does this help: 4Cs? • What problem does it solve? • experience activities with two apps • Google Tools, Kahoot.it, Answer Garden • ideas for a few more apps • Anything you imagine! Anything you find!
A few more apps/activities to try Quizlet photo - treasure hunt share via WhatsApp (blogging) Woices Rhymezone Poemhunter