Cross posted from the Generation YES Blog
It’s a daunting task to figure out all the options with Web 2.0
tools and choose the “best” one to introduce to students. But this pain can be turned into a gain - by including students in the adventure.
Why is this important?
- Research solutions and present options with pros and cons
- Test hardware - even young students can scrounge up old microphones, tape recorders and cables and test them
- Try out applications and report on results
- Maintain lists of add-ons, plug-ins and new options for old tools
- Debate how these tools can be used within the boundaries of school or district policy and technology use plans
- Figure out how to use available technology in new ways
Authentic problems inspire creative thinking and empower students to
exceed expectations and think outside the box. These are true 21st century skills.
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