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IBSC Action Research 2013 Prezi

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French
James Stanforth
How can using digital video tools in modern languages foster creative thinking and problem solving skills?
Maths
Alex Shum
Traditional approach to grammar & vocabulary learning...
Video diaries...
Personal
Creative
Relevant to boys' own lives
Immersed in target language
Research founded through Action
IBSC Action Research
Team Linda
Boys, Creativity and Digital Technologies.

Fostering Creativity
Team Linda
Boys, Creativity and Digital technologies
Action Research
Story-Telling/Speech Making
Consider Action Research with the eye of the gardener. Underneath the surface lies rich fertile soil, waiting to nurture the seeds you sow.

Water it, feed it, be patient. The garden will grow and change shape as you learn from its lead.

Social Media
Jason Lange
How can the use of social media stimulate empathy, an element of creativity, in boys as they imagine themselves as characters in Ancient History?
Andy Mifsud
Kent Moore
How can educational Social Networking Sites foster boys' creativty in the music classroom?
How can the use of a class wiki enrich how boys collaborate, create and communicate and in turn being creative within a design process model of teaching and learning?
Writing
Jason Cheers
How can a blog capture boys' creative moments during the IB Extended Essay writing process?
Leigh Ann Cadzow-Andreas
How can digital technologies transform the creative writing process and foster imagination and risk taking through collaboration?
Kathryn C Schoeberlein
How does the inclusion of hands-on digital technologies enhance the creative writing process and overall student engagment in Y6 Humanities?
Cindy Brock
In what ways will digital story-telling skills help facilitate the creative thinking process in Y3 boys?
Brylee Eggleton
How can using digital technologies such as Voki and Prezi encourage boys to develop their creative thinking skills in delivering more imaginative speeches?
Karyn Roberts & Stephen Sturgeon
How can digital technologies be used to foster creative interpretations of A MidSummer Night's Dream?
Curriculum Areas
How can using video and tablet technologies encourage boys to express greater creativity in their mathematical investigations?
Welcome to Team Linda


Collaborative Composing
Students like to share
But...
Traditional classrooms are not always supportive

The answer was social network sites...
5. Prior to commencing next day, students review comments and feedback
The Process
Students work on their composition during class time.
1. At the end of the lesson, their composition is uploaded to edmodo
2. Students write a short structured reflection and attach this to their post
3. Students then view the work of their class and provides peer feedback
4. Teacher views all work and gives written feedback
6. Repeat!
Results
Students motivated to share
Motivation driver for creativity
Value of sharing teacher feedback
Critical listening to peer and own work
Collaboration drew on strengths of whole class
Work and feedback always available
the creative process...
A Historical Diconnect...
Boys often say they hate history because it's boring and irrelevant.
At the same time, they are drawn to Hollywood films and video games that glorify history because they stimulate empathy and engagement.
Bridging the Gap:
Social networks are the ideal tool to connect groups of people and build empathy.
The Process...
Step 1:
Each student chose a character from Ancient Egyptian history.
Step 2:
After a bit of research, each boy developed a Facebook profile for the historical character.
Step 3:
Each boy had to consider relationships. Thinking like your character, who would you befriend in the ancient world?
Step 4:
Engage in dialogue with other historical figures:

Conversation starters?
Historical comments
Pop-culture refrences
Issues that transcend time.
Evaluation:
The teacher monitored the "posts" and dialogue asking open-ended questions to stimulate further discussions.
The Results:
The boys said they felt "closer" to characters in Ancient Egypt than in any other civilization we studied.
Despite some struggles, they enjoyed the open-ended nature of the social network.
They were eager to apply a similar framework to other content areas (Literature, Science, etc.)
Boys also need to be exposed to styles of learning they are either not naturally inclined to embrace, or styles that have traditionally been seen as not suitable for boys’ learning.
DO YOU TEACH THE WAY YOUR LEARNERS WANT TO LEARN ?
ME!...meddler in the middle....design educator and action researcher. Based on my research was willing to try a change.....let the boys drive it....with me.
I drove the process and not the content...the boys drove the content using technology for creative outcomes.
Can French become more relevant?


Boys' voices

17 Year 9 Boys - 'Lower' set
Two Action Research Cycles
1st: Create DVD on school life in French
2nd: Personal video diaries in French...
Can they be creative in French?
What role can technology play?
Scribble Press app on iPad
StoryBird Website
TuxPaint & GarageBand
The Hutchins School
A space to:
COLLABORATE
CREATE
COMMUNICATE
The Question:
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