Design Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments, Part 2: Curriculum-Based Technology Integration

Instruction begins when you, the teacher, learn from the learner; put yourself in his place so that you may understand… what he learns and the way he understands it.
-- Soren Kierkegaard

Warm Up:

  • What have we learned about technology integration in exploring tools, resources, and the video cases?


  • The Activity Types Approach
    • Discussion of different content areas and broad categories of AT's
    • 5 step (recursive) sequence
      • 1.Identify student learning goals.
      • 2.Consider the classroom context and student learning styles and preferences.
      • 3.Select and sequence appropriate learning activity types to combine to form the learning experience.
      • 4.Select formative and summative assessment strategies.
      • 5.Select tools and resources that will help best students benefit from the learning experience.
    • Using the AT taxonomies to plan individual lessons
    • Using the AT taxonomies to plan units (block planning and connection with UDL)

Thinking Together:

  • Deconstructing and reconstructing some lessons
    • Matter - Sample
      • Other AT possibilities
    • Fractions
      • Other AT possibilities
    • Butterfly
      • Other AT possibilities
  • Debriefing
    • How might you select learning activity types for a particular lesson/project topic?
      • Student characteristics (whole group, small group)
      • Multiple intelligences/UDL
      • Access to resources
      • Practical?
      • Comfort level - teacher and students
      • Time available
      • Engagement
    • How about the technologies?
      • Access ro resources
      • Management
      • Comfort level

For Next Week: