Saturday, June 1, 2013
Project Based Learning
I love giving students the opportunity to be creative in their presentation or learning, and I want to incorporate more technology. However, one thing I discovered when attempting this with my students this year was a gap between what they can do online their basic computer skills. For example, my kids could easily create a Prezi, embed YouTube videos and create sound files. However, what they couldn't do was right click to save a picture to a file from the Internet, rename files in their personal drives and use keyboard shortcuts to navigate between windows, etc. The process took so much longer than I had anticipated because I had assumed my 7th graders would have already mastered these skills. When I do this again, we'll have to take some time to teach these skills at the beginning before I actually turn them loose to create.