Thursday, October 29, 2009

Student Work

I just wanted to post this because I think it's a great example of how tech integration is not as difficult as some make it out to be.  I gave my class a relatively simple assignment.  We've just finished reading Lord of the Flies as a class, and they were asked to create a final project demonstrating their understanding of the book.  The guidelines were not strict, they simply had analyze the plot, characters, setting, mood or some combination of the above, and then present their work to the class.  The only "catch" was that they had to integrate technology in some way.

I didn't tell the exactly what they had to do in terms of technology.  They all have laptops and so naturally they have access to the programs on the MAC like I- Move, ComicLife and the rest.  I did introduce a list of Web 2.0 tools a few weeks ago, and encouraged them to experiment and share their findings with the group.  In addition to their presentations, they were required to write a 1-page reflection on the process.

Here is a sample of the projects I have received so far.  Keep in mind that I merely introduced some new tools and encouraged them to explore.  I also shared my experiences and questions as I played arouund with these tools as well.  Please click the following link and feel free to comment about your experiences with these, or any other tools you've had some success with.  Enjoy!  Class Gallery