From local history videos to digital science fairs, authentic technology projects bring learning to life. Promote deep understandings and address individual differences by combining the power of primary sources with student-produced text, photographs, graphs, audio, and video.
Richard Louv in his book Last Child in the Woods expresses his concerns about children becoming disconnected from nature. Some people see an imbalance between authentic, hands-on, place-based learning and technology. Let's create synergy by combining these two powerful approaches.
Here's an example:
BookPower: Exploring the World of the Museum with the Write Tools is a unit for grades K-2. Students use the tools of reading, reflecting, writing, and illustrating toexplore exhibits and objects in the museum with the goal of publishing an online e-book. Students can incorporate a wide range of visuals including photographs, charts, graphs, and drawing along with text.
Can you think of ways to connect authentic experiences and resources with engaging, technology-enhanced escrapbooking projects?
Create a "before" starter for students to get started. Looking for photos to use in projects? Try Teacher Tap: Visual Resources.
For ideas, go to A Very Old Place blog by Nancy Bosch - General Store, Kitchen Images
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