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Friday, March 8 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Making Technology Projects Authentic

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Asking students to acquire, construct, and showcase their knowledge in new and exciting formats makes their classroom learning environment relevant to their daily lives. Explore how a combination of Project-based Learning (PBL) and creativity provides opportunities for learners to demonstrate understanding and share ideas by combining their writing with pictures, original illustrations, and audio narration to tell their stories and communication their ideas with the world.

Students today want to learn what they want to learn how they want to learn it. How can we use technology to meet the needs of today's high-tech students in today's standards-based world? How can we use technology to affect the quality of learning and understanding?

In this age of instant information, teachers must face the fact that our students have far more, and often better information, than we instructors might provide in the classroom. The model of standing before a class and dispensing information is not as effective in the 21st century. Therefore, we have to adapt to the changes brought on by technology.

We still want to help our students learn how to use information in ways that will demonstrate their understanding of that information, as well as how that information can help lead them to further learning. We want to challenge their thinking skills to go beyond the literal; to analyze, synthesize and evaluate their decisions about how they use information; to see that their thinking can lead them to greater heights of inquiry, which, in turn, become the stepping stones to further learning.

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Matt Keillor

Vendor, Tech4Learning, Inc.


Friday March 8, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
1023D (Lab B)