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CReaTE Excellence. Matthew Constant, Ed.D . Owensboro City Schools Marge Maxwell, Ph.D. Western Kentucky University. CReaTE Framework. H igher-order thinking E ngaged learning A uthentic learning T echnology. High HEAT Example. Low HEAT Example. So, How DO we Boost HEAT ?.
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CReaTE Excellence Matthew Constant, Ed.D. Owensboro City Schools Marge Maxwell, Ph.D. Western Kentucky University
CReaTEFramework • Higher-order thinking • Engaged learning • Authentic learning • Technology
So, How DO we Boost HEAT? • Start with an assignment that requires higher-order thinking, creating, and technology! • TEACHERS – Get out of the way! • Let students CREATE! • Be a goal setter, questioner, guide, helper…
Boosting the HEAT • HEAT Level 2 • Seventh grade pupils are researching local history and landmarks. • Interview community members knowledgeable of historical events and landmarks • Use drawing software to recreate a local landmark and explain its purpose to the class.
Boosting the HEAT • HEAT Level 4 • Design and justify a new landmark for an historical event for which there is no landmark • Use drawing software to design the landmark and prepare a multimedia presentationto persuade the city planners to create this original landmark in real life
Boosting the HEAT Carhenge
Boosting the HEAT • HEAT Level 1 • Kindergarten pupils will namecommunity helpers, describe how they perform their major roles and the tools they use, as well as identify what helpers contribute through their actions to make them a vital part of our community. • Pupils will use the software Inspiration to complete a graphic organizer demonstrating the interdependence of community helpers and their tools.
Boosting the HEAT • HEAT Level 3 • Create a new community helper that does not exist in their community and the tools needed for this job. • Pupils will use a software drawing to draw their “new” community helper and their tools. Pupils will describe their community helper’s job, their contribution to the community, and the tools they use
Boosting the HEAT Community Helper – Pet Carrier
More Examples • Animoto for Education • Prezzi – Lincoln’s Legacy • Blogs – Authentic Audience • VoiceThread – Student responses/reflection • Creating/publishing – Storybird, Extranormal, Screencasting • Mindmapping – Mindmeister, Mindomo
References • Anderson, J. (1997). Ecosystem pictures. Retrieved February 27, 2011 from http://library.thinkquest.org/11353/ecosystems.htm • Animoto in the classroom. (2011). Retrieved February 27, 2011 from http://animoto.com/education • Carhenge. (1987). Picture. Retrieved February 27, 2011 from http://www.bing.com/travel/content/search?q=Unusual+Monuments%3a+Carhenge&FORM=MTRRDT&cid=tla_sem&PUBL=GOOGLE&crea=userid1743go892efd5b926b360788de9c20a41faf7e • Flames video. (2011). iStockphoto. Retrieved February 27, 2011 from http://www.istockphoto.com • Lincoln’s legacy. (2011).Prezzi.com. Retrieved February 27, 2011 from http://prezi.com/lk5aqydigcvk/lincolns-legacy/ • Maxwell, M., Stobaugh, R., & Tassell, J. (2011). Analyzing HEAT of lesson plans in pre-service and advanced teacher education. April, 2011. Journal of the Research Center for Educational Technology • Rector, J. (2011). Web 2.0 tools in the classroom. Retrieved February 27, 2011 from http://jamierector.edu.glogster.com/jamierector/ • Snake carrier picture. (2011). Bing pictures. Retrieved February 27, 2011 from http://www.bing.com/images?FORM=MFEIMG&PUBL=Google&CREA=userid1743095863d4f4140b7ccc529b7c34f8300d