When students choose how they show mastery of a standard or even choose how they direct their learning, the level of engagement and interest soars! A carefully crafted learning experience ensures that no matter what decision students make, they will encounter rich content and interact with it at a greater depth of knowledge. In this episode, we talk about three ways to package student learning experiences with Learning Menus, Choice boards, and Hyperdocs.
There are so many reasons to shift to a learning environment that provides students with the opportunity for greater choice. John Spencer, author of Launch, blogged about 7 Things that Happen when Students Own their Learning. The number one reason? Bring back the Love of Learning!
Just as it is key for detectives to collect evidence to solve a crime, teachers must also collect evidence of learning in order to provide effective instruction. This evidence of learning can certainly be a final grade however, how do we know along the way that students are progressing toward the learning goal? Luckily, technology can be a tremendous help with collecting evidence of active learning while at the same time keeping students accountable for their work. Our focus will be on using Google Docs for Brainstorming, Picture Prompts, and Reader's Response