Traditional Meets Digital

Creating Hands On Formative Assessment Activities

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You have 20 minutes to explore the activities around the room. Please actually try out the activities as if you were the students. How could the learning opportunity be extended and/or deepened through technology? Share your thoughts with the people around you as you explore.

Activity Debrief

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- Which activity made you think in a new way and why or how?


Consider where technology plays a role of substitution, augmentation, modification or redefinition

Make & Do Activities

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce

The Physical Book Here

The Digital Interactive Book in iTunes

The Augmented Reality App that Brings the Physical Book to Life

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Aurasma brings $20 bill to digital life

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Top 10 Make & Do Tips

When it comes to creating Make and Do learning opportunities with technology, these are just a few things I've learned from personal experience in my own classroom, experience helping teachers in their classrooms, or learning from those who have had these epiphanies!

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1. Start with the learning outcome

Lead with the curriculum

2. Beware of becoming Appcentric

Fads fade

3. Discover different ways to demonstrate thinking

Make thinking visible

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4. Pair Physical & Digital

Power of combining physical & digital.

5. Encourage culture of creativity not conformity

1st day 1st year teaching story

6. Leave time to play

Brain research, common sense & observations

7. Have a plan B

Tech gremlins! Don't hit this --->

8. Rethink learning spaces

9. Provide supporting visual resources

Physical-plastic frames & bright stickies

Digital- Snapguide, EdCanvas, Blabberize (Wally & spelling words)

10. Train the trainer

Take the students who get it. Let them show other students how it is done.

Make & Do (Make)

Time to play: Lesson creation

Ship it!


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