A few weeks ago, I wrote a GAME plan. It can be found here. This plan has impacted my instructional practices. Because my school is still deciding exactly how I can include blogging in my classroom, I have been looking at other web 2.0 tools. I have been using VoiceThread with my students lately and they are much more engaged. This tool also allowed me to personalize the lesson for each student.
I plan to use webquests in my classroom to introduce problem-based learning. The students can interact with each other in small groups to complete the task. They will get much more out of this activity than they would their textbook. Webquests for science would be an exciting and real-world experience for my students.
I have been looking into using digital storytelling as my assessment in future units. The students can explain exactly what they learned using pictures they scan from their journal or find on the internet.
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