I am happy to say that I learned a lot in my EDUC 276 class. I realized even more that learning needs to be important and meaningful on a personal level for students to want to participate. One approach that achieves this goal is project-based learning (PBL) that links instruction to real-world problems that really matter to learners.
With project based learning, students develop knowledge and skills as they investigate and respond over an extended period of time to an authentic, engaging and complex problem or challenge. We know that kids are happy to do this for hours on end while playing games like Fortnite or Among Us. But how can we get them to bring that same kind of focus into the classroom?
In order for students to advance in the learning process, they require feedback on how they are doing and the best way to do this is to provide formative feedback throughout the course of each activity. In a UDL environment, this input comes not only from the instructor, but also in the form of reflection from peers and even the student themselves. This knowledge can easily be collected and presented in real time through polling and student answer tools to help students self-assess how their understanding relates to that of their classmates.
The digital revolution has created new opportunities for presenting data in a variety of formats to satisfy the many different ways in which learners choose to retrieve and process data. There are so many different technologies that may be used within the classroom that can make learning fun for students. And it is up to the teacher to figure out how best to integrate technology into class lessons to enhance their student learning.
Copyright © 2020 :: Educator Candida Diaz- All Rights Reserved.