Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Instead of Broadcast Yourself how about Teach Yourself and others

What does it take to motivate or engage the digital native? In the age YouTube and "broadcast yourself" we must meet our students on their playing field or risk losing them. Students need to be able to create their own educational content and learn from each other. We can all agree that we really did not know our subject until we started teaching it. Why would this be any different for our students?

A teacher from one of my schools came up with a great idea. He has his students writing up TAKS Science skits and digitally recording them to burn them to a DVD for students to watch and review before the TAKS Exam. (Ruby Payne would be so proud) As standardized testing becomes more and more prominent we owe it to our students to make learning fun / engaging.

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