- I was recently mentoring a student through a job application process as they were preparing for a government job. When they returned from the psych evaluation portion of the interview, they explained that the entire test was like a video game. The immersive scenario was giving her directions at the same time her “team mates” in the game were messaging her, all while they were trying to accomplish a task.
- Before my students’ in-country experience, I worked with a student I knew was currently in-country (Spain) at our destination to talk to the class via Bluejeans about what Spain is like and give some cultural tips. This proved to be a valuable global connection that would not have been possible without videoconferencing capabilities.
- Many of my students have asked to cancel class next week because it is Good Friday (a Catholic Holiday preceding the Easter Celebrations). In order to stay on-track to have their final presentations complete, we needed to edit their scripts that would eventually become their voice overs for their digital stories. So, I had each group put their scripts on google docs and sign-up on a google doc to each edit another groups script. They were given instructions via the google doc sign-up sheet, that each member in the group had to respond to the other groups script with a comment and a question.
- Meet Chris Craft as he shows us What it Takes to Move From ‘Passive’ to ‘Active’ Tech Use in K-12 Schools. He and his class are using their 3-D printer to create prosthetic limbs for children in their school district.
- As I was trying to distinguish between active and passive use of technology, I found the 3 Way to Tell If You Are Using Classroom Tech Actively, to be very helpful because it lined to a number of examples along with making key differentiation.
- Looking for ways to experiment more with tech in my classroom in an active way, I turned to the article 20 Fun Fee Tools fro Interactive Classroom Collaboration.