The final project for the 4th COETAIL class called for students to create a unit that “demonstrates your use of applying an education theory that integrates technology.” After meeting with Dana though, Jason and I were able to work on a modified project together.
As technology increasingly becomes integrated into what we do as teachers and less a ‘technology class’, the need for vertical articulation becomes more important. So that is what we did. This project was surprisingly more difficult than originally thought, hence the reason is is more than a month late. We really wanted to make sure that we were not just including a list of apps (i.e. students will make powerpoints) but really thinking about 21st century learning skills. We took previously existing documents to help guide our work, but in the end, we decided to look at the vertical integration through the lens of P21, the Partnership for 21st century learning.
We do not believe this document to be complete, but it is a starting place for our school (middle school) to begin to look more closely at how we teach 21st century learning skills.
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