Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom
Participate and share : Interactive lecture
Tuesday, June 26, 10:30–11:30 am
Dr. Monica Burns
The purposeful design of tech-rich learning experiences can enhance classroom collaboration and honor curiosity in the context of creation experiences for students. This interactive session will explore how with thoughtful planning and purposeful connection to learning objectives, students can become creators in your classroom as they explore any subject.
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||Instructional design and delivery|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
|Additional detail:||Session recorded for video-on-demand, Session will be simulcast live|
With such a dizzying array of mechanical and virtual help at our disposal, it can be a challenge for educators to know where to start. This session will strategies, tools, and insights that teachers can use, regardless of subject or grade level. Attendees will learn how to effectively incorporate technology in the classroom focusing on the "three Cs" of technology implementation—creation, curiosity, and collaboration.
Educators who attend this session will walk away with (1) Advice and copious examples of tech-infused lessons that help students meet learning goals while also developing vital digital citizenship skills, (2) Ideas for customizable support materials to use during tech-enabled activities, (3) a framework for placing learning front and center while leveraging the power of digital tools.
Introduction to Tasks Before Apps Mentality for designing activities for tech-rich learning experiences - research and best practices (10 min)
Highlights of Creation, Collaboration and Curiosity - big picture and classroom stories (20 min)
Tool Spotlights - interactive opportunity for exploring new tools (15 min)
Planning with Purpose - supports and scaffolds for every learner (10 min)
Taking it Back - tips for sharing student work and questions (5 min)
Burns, M. 2017. Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom. Virginia: ASCD.
Allyn, P., and Burns, M. Taming the Wild Text: Literacy Strategies for Today's Reader. California: Shell Education.