It’s important to learn using Web 2.0 tools, and the teacher had to gradually improve her student’s tech skills. So I started proposing a collaborative online work to my 1B and 1F (14-15 years old) students. We are used to work in a Moodle Classroom.
They have to read a fun little book on Physical problems and then re-write their own version of their selected content using our ONENOTE common block:
Students can read in “consegne” all the information about required steps in collaborative work, projected according rules of the “Innovative Design of Didactis” ( http://www.innovazioneinclasse.it/). In the Forum the can upload their files and discuss each other. Finally I did an example of note, processing one of the problem presented in the book: “Quale é la massa di una mole di gatti?”
1. Exploration: each group search resources ( articles, images, videos, references …) about his selected problem and make a list of them using WORD and upload it into their Moodle classroom. I proposed them some interesting scientific tools, like http://www.wolframalpha.com/, to do better research.
2. Ideation: groups do selection of resources using “Ideas scheduling” tool, then decide what they want to write presenting their ideas on Onenote page of the group
3. Development: each group improve his presentation, using MATH ADD for mathematical formulas writing.
4. Evaluation: Finally each group presents to class his job, using Interactive Board and explaining the resolution of the problem.
Evaluation takes place using XXI LEARNING RUBRICS. Class will evaluate ICT ability in learning and Communication. Teacher will evaluate Collaboration, Knowledge construction, Problem solving, ICT for learning, Communication. Each students evaluate his own too. Finally teacher can evaluate self regulatin of each students.
I’m used to collect the information in EXCEL sheets so as to be able to elaborate data. But this will be another … post!