We have two tasks today:
- Presenting our Stop Motion animations (and talk about some of the reflection questions)
- Get started with the BYOD project (last project of the semester!)
Stop Motion animation presentation
Our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyJsjzedgqMXv1Hpp4gbSdQ
We present in this order:
- Golda, Ali, Mackenzie, & Katie
- Em, Jonathan, & Reggie
- Sebastian, Koby, & Lacy
- Piper, Rachel, & Meagan
- Rebecca Erwin, Jenna, Rebecca Marshall, & Grace
- Emmy, Lindsey, Mary Elizabeth, & Jeremiah
Let me know if you want to present earlier.
If possible, keep your presentation under 5 minutes. But if it needs to be longer, that’s OK, too.
Our project document is here. Like always, please write some nice words for your classmates!
Your reflection is due by the end of Monday, Apr. 3. See our rubric for detailed requirements. Post it to your blog.
Stop Motion research
Bring your own device: To BYOD or not?
I have assigned you two introductory videos on BYOD on Tuesday (and no, you are not required to have watched them already). Now read this introduction to the debate on BYOD and the arguments from LaMaster and Stager. Please take a moment to reflect on your position on this issue: Should students be allowed to use their own devices in the classroom?
Discuss in groups of 4~5, divide up the work so at least one person is covering one of the following perspectives:
- Where you agree with LaMaster
- Where you disagree with LaMaster
- Where you agree with Stager
- Where you disagree with Stager
Take about 5 minutes to read, and write down your findings in this Google Doc. When you finish, discuss within your group to form a coherent argument within your group about the topic (Should students be allowed to use their own devices in the classroom?) and:
- if yes: How does BYOD justify/overcome its weaknesses?
- if no: What alternatives do you propose?
Write down your argument in the same Google Doc, below the table.
There are some more readings you can use for reference in this discussion and your BYOD project that follows:
- Mobile Learning: Benefits and Challenges
- Students First, Not Stuff (pages 10-14)
- There’s No App for Good Teaching
- BYOD Blueprint
The BYOD project
Here is the project description.
We approach this project similarly to the Wonderopolis project–We will hold small group meetings where each group needs to be represented by at least one group member to discuss important aspects of the project.
- Tuesday, Apr. 4: Group discussion 1
- Thursday, Apr. 6: Interview day, no class meeting
- Tuesday, Apr. 11: Group discussions 2 & 3
- Thursday, Apr. 13: Group work
- Tuesday, Apr. 18: (Genius Hour presentation)
- Thursday, Apr. 20: Presentation
What to do today
- Read the project description
- Group up (3~4 in a group) and register your groups here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pFEsjJHvb3zzpEQi7BehN9mWJ7wOUvl5RnNWTM6dMT4/edit?usp=sharing
- Decide who comes for which discussion
The CCSD Maker Faire is on Saturday, April 1st at Clarke Central High School and is being run in conjunction with the Slingshot Festival. For more information, go to this website: https://sites.google.com/clarke.k12.ga.us/makerfaire/home
If you participate, you will have the choice to write your 5th Genius Hour post (or not)!
Another research you can help out with!
This research, should you choose to participate in, needs you to fill in two surveys (one today, the other at the end of the BYOD project), and researchers will look at BYOD project data.
Preparing for next week
- Log in to your eLC account, find your EDIT 2000, and find BYOT_Week 1 from your content browser. Watch the two introduction videos and finish a formative quiz by the end of Saturday (Apr. 1).
- Write your reflection for the Stop Motion project and post it to your blog by the end of Monday, Apr. 3.
- Getting started with your BYOD project.
- Update your 5th Genius Hour post by Friday, Apr. 7.