Who would like to be our Tweeter of the Day today?
Multiple means of presentation
We didn’t finish this last week, so let’s go back to Day 06 and pick up where we left.
Multiple means of expression
This is how the world’s fastest Rubik’s cube solver does his thing. You probably can’t do that, but that doesn’t mean you know nothing about the Rubik’s cube–which in turn, doesn’t mean you want to do it on stage to show off whatever knowledge you have about the cube.
“It’s a miracle he survived,” said the doctor. “It was God’s will,” said Mrs Schicklgruber. “What will you call him?” “Adolf,” she replied.–a Twitter novel by Jeffrey Archer (somewhat disputed)
If our purpose is to teach students about composition, there is little reason why we should ask students to write their story in this particular format. Not all students like this format to begin with. What other means of expression can you think of? For example. I’d probably write a poem.
Now write down a skill or piece of knowledge that you have on a piece of paper. We’ll toss things around a little bit.
Multiple means of engagement?
What is your most favorite game (in the real world or virtual)? Post a picture to Padlet and write a few keywords explaining why it is engaging
You may want to look into this concept called “gamification.” Here is an example.
The 3 key principles of UDL:
- Provide multiple means of representation
- Provide multiple means of action and expression
- Provide multiple means of engagement
Just a reminder of how people can come to understand the world in different ways: Daniel Kish–the human dolphin. Besides, since a lot of you are interested in teaching students with special needs, Daniel Kish should really be an inspirational figure.
An introduction to the Student Voice project (We will do this on Wednesday)
Now that you’ve had time to think about technology’s role in classrooms and how UDL can impact student learning–what is student voice? It’s really more than just giving students a way to communicate–it’s giving them a way to have a say in their learning (sounds kind of like UDL). Choose an article, video, or blog post from this Edutopia page to learn more about Student Voice. Once you’ve read/viewed your choice–Tweet a link to it and one thing you learned about Student Voice from the article. Use #edit2000 in your tweet so we can find it. Also, follow these people on Twitter who talk about #studentvoice: @plemmonsa @shannonmmiller if you haven’t done it already. Last, take a few minutes to view what people are tweeting about #studentvoice and #stuvoice (you can simply search the hashtag in Twitter or view it from this hashtag aggregator).
Preparing for Wednesday
Tweet about #studentvoice according to the description above, if you haven’t done it in class.(We will do this on Wednesday)
- Work on your Genius Hour ideas if you haven’t got a chance to do so yet. Post your ideas here. The deadline is this Friday, Sep. 4 at 11:59pm.
- Talk to me before you leave, or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have questions or concerns about this course.