Abirch / MD6
~Teaching with Technology Blog~
~Using Technology to Foster & Assess Student Learning~
The two different types of technology I chose to Foster and Assess Student Learning are: Instagram and Pinterest
For Instagram, I will have students use the App for creative writing prompts. They will take pictures and post what their writing theme will be. Then they will write daily short stories that coincide with their photos. To have students categorize photos on Instagram they will use hashtags.
To engage Student learning, I will have students take at least 1 picture a day and write a sentences and hash tag about what the picture means to them. The hash tag should tag the teacher in it as well. This should continually keep students and teacher engaged together in conversation and collaboration.
To assess student learning I will give the students a rubric of what they will need to complete for the semester. They can check off their accomplishments as they go and discuss anything with the teacher as they see fit.
As the teacher, I will assess students work weekly on Instagram & Pinterest and in the classroom. I will assess using a rubric, clipboard assessment, attendance, and participation.
Other Instagram Ideas that can be easily used in classroom are listed below-
- Creative writing prompts
- Photo essays
- A day in the life
- Geometric shapes
- Geographic features
- Locations tied to local history
- Daily meals
- Weather patterns
- A local current event
- Local Tourism
Using Pinterest, I will have student teachers pick topics that interest them first making a list. Then I will have them create their site and make their boards. On Pinterest, they will group their boards by subject. Such as:
- Organizing the Classroom
- Bulletin Boards
- Classroom Management
- Grade Levels
(NOTE) It’s important to note when assigning any technology project, keep in mind that not all students may have access to the technology or (to Instagram) at home and other arrangements should be made for those students (LaPonsie, M. 2013).
LaPonsie, Maryalene, 2013. Picture This: 5 Ways Teachers Can Use Instagram in the Classroom
Edudemic, Connecting Education & Technology. 2011, The Teacher’s Guide to Pinterest
Retrieved From: http://www.edudemic.com/guides/the-teachers-guide-to-pinterest/