Essential Question: What technology will I use to allow students to demonstrate they have met the standards targeted by my rubric? What are the classroom management considerations that I must address?
My students will communicate their findings from an experiment that they have created and conducted. Students will also produce a data table with a corresponding scatter plot graph to show result of the experiment. I’m trying to give my students as many choices as possible, but I think I need to narrow down their choices for communication tools. So far these are the tools I have been thinking about using. My biggest challenge is that I have not used all these tools myself in-depth.
Power Point, Digital pamphlet, and Digital posters – Glog
Voice Recording/ Audocity, Garage band,
Video/ Xtranormal, Voice Thread,
I am also using simulations, tutorials, games, and other online resources for students to choose from as learning activities. Students will also use Excel to make a data table using collected data and also make a graph.
Since my project has students working at their own pace on a rather big project I will most likely have a lot of classroom management issues to overcome. These are some of the challenges and solutions I have foreseen occurring so far.
Classroom Management Challenges/ Solutions:
– Keeping all students on task and meeting project deadlines: Daily effort grades, as well as students report daily progress.
– Groups not working well together: Daily discussions with students on progress
– Groups falling behind: Intervene with group to make daily goals, teacher approves and reviews daily, if group continues to fall behind may have to break group up, and work as individuals.
– Students not listening while in computer lab: have them turn off monitors to listen, or put eyes on speaker and hands in the air.
This week I have participated within my PLN by reading blogs and participating in the Twitter discussion. I spent most of my time and energy in regards to this class looking up and exploring resources for my project and working on the project and rubric.