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  1. Aug 2017
    1. I wonder if designing video games could be incorporated into an ELA assignment. Students could storyboard their ideas and then create the game version on their stories.

    1. by the deliberate action of the designer.

      Teaching students to be deliberate with their word choice is crucial. However, more attention needs to be given to teaching students to be deliberate in every part of the writing or creation process. Students should be taught which mediums are appropriate for what types of work and how to determine how to best present their ideas. Resumés are seldom presented in song; a strict paper format is professional in appropriate. We should teach our students to purposefully design content.

    2. All media offer specific possibilities to the designer, and to the reader/user in their reading and / or use.

      As an educator, I have found that we can neglect to teach our students to use mediums besides words and speech to disseminate meaning. After a certain grade, having students illustrate their work seems too juvenile. However, teaching students to choose the best medium and format in which to present their ideas is vital.

  2. Jul 2017
    1. building connections across different sites of learning.

      I would like more information on how these connections are supposed to be built when a child does not have access to these tools at home.

    2. less privileged kids are being left behind

      In order to reach less privileged kids, connected learning should be practiced in schools. While more schools are increasing the devices available for student use, teachers often do not received sufficient training in how to integrate these devices properly.

    1. Knowing how to read, write, and participate in the digital world has become the 4th basic foundational skill next to the three Rs—reading, writing, and arithmetic—in a rapidly evolving, networked world.

      I have a hard time knowing where digital literacy falls in terms of priority for students with disabilities. While it is no doubt just as important for them to grasp in order to better interact with our rapidly changing world, it is difficult to integrate the use of technology when trying to help students grasp certain skills.

    1. Collaboration was central to the project. Students formed teams of three or four and began planning what tasks they would do and how they would work together.

      I love that project-based learning opens up opportunities for meaningful collaboration. Sometimes collaboration can be shallow, with students talking at each other rather than having genuine discussions.

    1. In this Edutopia video, we get a good overview of how PBL is different from the kind of instruction most of us are used to.

      This video is useful in terms of breaking down the parts of PBL and giving examples of what each part looks like in action. I enjoy that it shows PBL in different classroom settings. However, all of the classroom shown are general education classrooms. I wonder if there are videos that show PBL used in SPED classrooms.