Essential question: What game have you seen that could help students learn, and how might it be used?
This week’s activities will help you to meet the following Course Objective: To demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to discover, analyze and evaluate the use of emerging technologies for education.
As well as meet the criterion from the rubric:
|Gain basic understanding of the place of emerging technologies in education NETS-C||Images, video and written language indicates that students have gained expertise in the understanding of new technologies and evolving technologies.||Images, video and written language indicates that students have engaged in and gained independent proficiency in the in the understanding of new technologies and evolving technologies.||Little or no evidence presented that students have a basic working understanding of new technologies and evolving technologies.|
|Digital Communication NETS-C.3.g NETS-T-2008.4.d||Clear and convincing evidence that the candidate used digital communication to engage in learning with his or her PLN.||Some evidence that the candidate used digital communication to engage in learning with others.||No evidence beyond narrative that the candidate used digital communication to engage in learning with others.|
|Promote Diversity NETS-C.5.c NETS-T-2008.4.d||The candidate seeks out his or her colleagues and actively promotes a diversity of ideas by contributing to the learning of others over the week.||The candidate is willing to promote a diversity of ideas by contributing to the learning of others over the week.||The candidate does not seek out or contribute to the ideas of others, and instead operates independently.|
|Reflection NETS-C.6.c||The candidate engages in a compelling reflection of the learning process and dispositions encountered in the previous week, and examines the manner in which this learning process furthers his or her professional practice.||The candidate reflects on the learning process of the previous week, and examines the manner in which this learning will impact his or her professional practice.||Little reflection is evident, or the candidate has not engaged in learning which will impact his or her professional practice.|
Required: Interview a young person who plays Minecraft. Have them walk you through some of the things they know about the game. Play the game with their supervision.
Read and/or watch at least two of the following:
Please supplement this reading with at least two resources of your own choosing.
Each week, students are expected to post a response to the Essential Question for the week. In Weeks Three, Seven and Eleven, these blogs will be graded. Students then interact with others by making postings to their blogs and interacting in twitter. On Sunday, students are expected to post a reflection on their blog of the learning that they have encountered during the week.