Or what can it look like in the classroom?
This is what we were studying as a class:
- Sustainability focus, environmental issues nationally and globally.
- Mapping, locating oceans and seas around Australia and the world.
- Food chains, adaptation of species
Which led to a negotiated Individual enquiry project.
Rubric – negotiated with students, expectations high and clear.
Oral presentation of information highlighted – talking & listening.
Researching – reading, writing, playing
Planning – writing, reading
Performing – negotiating, practicing,
Outcomes/ presentations can be seen on AllStars blog.
Games in the classroom!
DS Lites, wii, Playstation
- Contexts for learning
- Springboards to spark and inspire
- Collaborative knowledge gathering
- Practising skills, attitudes
- Authentic purposes and audiences
- Group responsibility
- Cultural relevance
Find examples and write ups of using these games here!
END OF STORY
Well that’s my story, now its time for you to come on board, to take time to explore and play with these tools that offer so much – especially in the areas of connecting, communicating, collaborating and creating.
Your task is ……..
To choose something new
That could fit in your classroom and that you would share with your class or your staff, tomorrow or the next day…….
Go on, try for yourself ………. What’s the worst that could happen?
Here is a friendly slideshow that reassures (and offers practical advice) for …. facing the ICT elephant 🙂