P4. Learning Adventure

  • Due: April  23 (Negotiable)
  • Tool: Blog (homepage) site, Youtube (or any other video tools)
  • Type: Individual work or Group work (2-3 members)
  • Assignment submission: Each team’s learning adventure page (Each team has to create a new website.)
  • Points: 30%
  • Rubric: Google Docs
  • Evaluation: Peer evaluation
  • Late submission: Please refer to our Syllabus (Tip: You cannot use your late pass for the final project.)
  • In the state of Georgia, curriculum standards are called “Georgia Performance Standards”, or GPS. They are written for every grade level (K-12) and most subject areas. Click on the Georgia Performance Standards tab and then select your subject and grade level.
  • If you’re interested in Mathematics or English/Language Arts, you might refer to the Common Core Standards as well.
  • If you don’t see your subject area listed (subjects such as health, family and consumer science, character education, and a few others), view the “Quality Core Curriculum Materials” – the predecessor to the GPS (not all subjects have made the conversion yet).
  • If you are interested in speech therapy or special education, here are some possible standards: “IEP Goals & Objectives Bank.”

Before we get to all the details, let’s first look at some examples of Adventures created by former EDIT 2000 students. Ours will be set up slightly different, but the premise is the same. You are basically creating a web site for students, parents, and teachers. The site is meant to guide a student through an adventure of your choosing (of course, it’s nice to offer them choices within your adventure as well).

Step 1: Inquire/Question (Day 1)
I first want you to brainstorm the project ideas you want your students to do. Let’s figure out what kinds of projects your students might complete – then we’ll working on organizing resources to help them create their projects. Once you have a question and a project in mind, it’s time to figure out how you’re going to help students come up with an answer to your question and show you what they know (i.e. what they believe the answer is) with some type of project.

Step 2: Hook/Anticipatory set (Day 2-5)
Step 3: Explore (Day 6)
Where can you go to find interactive games and resources to use in the “Hook” section and the “Explore” section? Look at Thinkfinity – which is an appropriate resource regardless of grade or subject area.

Step 4: Organize/Graphic Organizer (Day 7)
This will serve as a “to do” list. Use age appropriate graphics. You may find something you like on this teacher site, you may choose to create an organizer using WebspirationBubbl.us or even using Word,  Google Docs, Google Forms. Here’s a huge list of more premade templates. REMEMBER  your advance organizer should be an original – not from a template.

After you’ve selected or created an organizer for your investigation, include a write up on your site for students. You need to write to the students, explaining what they are going to do with it.

Step 5: Show What You Know/Student Product (Day 8)

Step 6: Apply/Finding a career (Day 9)

Step 7: Parent Teacher Letter (Day 10)

Step 8: Author Intro (Day 10)

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