For all the importance we place on text, it's an indisputable fact that images are processed in the brain faster than words. Hence the rise and rise of the infographic which, at its best, transforms complex information into graphics that are both easy to grasp and visually appealing. No wonder magazine readers and web visitors love them.
"Gamification" is a strategy that, as we use iPads in the classroom, we could use to increase engagement and challenge students to stretch themselves. As we move to personalizing and differentiating our classrooms with more meaning and purpose, moving away from a deductive points system could be an important step.
While overwhelming to read, this document provides a detailed list of apps and web-based tools that meet and connect to different levels of Bloom's taxonomy. I find this interesting and helpful to see HOW other teachers are using apps. When I get "app overload" and don't see how I could use an app with students for real, engaged learning, coming to this document usually gives me some ideas.
A while ago I witnessed students taking computer-based classes passing their tests with ease until I figured out what they were doing. They had two screens open -- one was the computer-based course
Jaclyn McKay's insight:
As we ask students to use technology--from internet research to online discussions--we need to consider our goals and what learning outcomes we really want to see. It might be, as we see in this article, that creating more application-based situations will help foster student motivation. In facilitating online discussions, we should consider our goals and what we really want to see: number of posts? Close reading? Or applying a concept or text to a real-world problem?
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