Session Title: Collaboration, Differentiation, Gamification: 21st Century School
Presenter: Natalie O’Neil
Description: This resource is designed to demonstrate digital tools that inspire engagement, critical thinking, and creativity while transforming traditional assessments into 21st century learning opportunities. Participants will be introduced to multimodal options for redesigning traditional tasks such as student presentations, research projects, and collaborative and reflective activities. Tools such as Citelighter will be demonstrated, and a sampling of student-created projects will be shared to highlight ways in which multimodality engages our students in today's participatory culture.
Using Google Drive, Calendar, Sites & LMS to Perfect Workflow:
- Leverage the technology you have
- Start simple by encouraging collaboration on Docs
- Use Google Calendar to keep track of it all
- Share materials using Scripts/Add-ons, Sites, or LMS
- This year, I am required to use Turnitin and Haiku LMS to Collect work & post/communicate/blog, etc.
- Last year, I used Sites for ePortfolios
- Students reflected, shared learning experiences, and practiced using edtech tools
Engaging Students by Leveraging Technology
- Use Interactive Presentation Tool Pear Deck for enhanced student participation
- Use Citelighter for Scaffolded & Differentiated Writing, teach proper Citation expectations, & to Formatively Assess student progress
Great tools I can’t live without!
- To access current events, non-fiction articles, lever-appropriate lexicon, and a comprehension assor and tracker, try Newsela!
Previous project ideas for the innovative teacher
Additional Projects, not for the light of heart ;-)
- Gamifying the Writing Process: with special thanks to my PLN, the GTAMTV14, and trends, I will aim to make writing fun. See how I will roll out my “games” here.
- Digital Video for Creative Commons: thanks to Rushton Hurley, and his Next Vista for Learning project, my students will be crafting digital media to spread positive messages through their communities, and will teach peers important lessons learned in literature and life.
- Moonshot Project: After viewing this video at GTAMTV14, I knew I needed to think beyond...and thanks again to my PLN, and the work of people like Kevin Brookhouser’s 20% Project and Eleni Kyritsis’ Genius Hour, I will be leading my own students through innovative projects of their own.