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Tiffany Ala

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Here is a slendid plan! HOW? WHY? HOW? WHY? comic strip creation which can be used to: This tool offers increase a student's instrinsic motivation
self discovery (describes who they are and what they think is important to them)
tell a story (about themselves, family, peers, or community)
collaborate with a classmate (group project) WHY? Museum Box allows you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. You can display anything from a text file to a movie. You can also view the museum boxes submitted by other people and comment on the contents. PINK! Why would I employ this technology in my classroom? As an educator, it is important to incorporate constructivism into the classroom through active learning, discovery learning, and knowledge building (310-334). My hope is that by involving the students in meaningful tasks, it will support the development of self-efficacy, and by developing a student’s self-efficacy; it can produce positive results in their confidence (350-351). ArtPad can be incorporated into the classroom in many ways:

digital painting projects (less mess!)
individual or collaborative effort with classmate
illustrate and label difficult concepts
used as a reward We can incorporate several of Pink’s concepts - DESIGN, Meaning, Symphony, and Play - into our classroom by encouraging creativity, intrinsic motivation, meaning, utility, and significance in the students and through their artworks (70). Why would I employ this technology in my classroom? ArtPad is a digital canvas that allows you to paint and create whatever you want. The possibilities are limitless! The mixing of colors closely resembles actual painting. ArtPad gives you the choices to change the paint color, brush size, opacity level, and whether or not to add text. Students can use Artpad to create original digital paintings, illustrate and label difficult concepts, or create picture books as a collaborative effort with classmates. Students’ artwork can be displayed in the online gallery or can be emailed to a teacher or friend. Students’ can also browse through other people’s artwork to get inspiration, ideas, and to see how it was created stroke by stroke. Individuals or groups must have domain-relevant skills, creativity-relevant processes, and intrinsic task motivation for creativity to cultivate. ArtPad can inspire students' creativity and increase their motivation. Teachers are in an excellent position to encourage or discourage creativity through their acceptance or rejection of the unusual and imaginative (289-290). Providing constructive feedback can push creativity further, and Bandura adds especially when feedback highlights and accomplishment, the subjects' self-confidence, analytic thinking, and performance were all enhanced (386). PINK! How would I employ this technology in my classroom? StudyStack is a website that creates flashcards that students can use to study various subjects and concepts. The flashcards are not traditional paper cards that you have to remember to bring with you somewhere. Instead, this site goes a step further than just offering online flashcards. StudyStack takes the data the teacher plugs into the website and uses it to create other games such as matching, crossword puzzles, unscramble, type in, hangman, bug match, hungry bug, targets, notes, etc. It also offers quizzes and online tests. Offering more than one way to study can make it fun to study! What is even better is that you can download this data to your PC, PDA, cell phone, and even your ipod! As teachers, we already know that memorizing is not the best way to learn. Some psychologists believe that information coded both visually and verbally is easiest to learn. When we offer students a way to review data in different formats, it offers the brain several different connections to better remember the data. As educators, we want to offer learning tactics that can keep our students attention and keeps them focused on what is important to learn (246, 272-273). Why would I employ this technology in my classroom? We can incorporate Pink’s PLAY concept into the classroom by allowing students to play games. Games, particularly computer and video games, have become a large and influential industry that is teaching whole-minded lessons (188). PINK! Here's a screenshot from MuseumBox Here's
a few examples of the games in StudyStack Here's
a few examples created in art pad Word Scramble Crossword Puzzle learning Woolfolk tells us that the emphasis today is on helping students develop effective learning strategies and tactics that focus attention and effort, process information deeply, and monitor understanding (272). And, according to Vygotsky, he believed that cultural tools, which include material (the internet today) and psychological tools (works of art), play very important roles in cognitive development (44). web 2.0 tools As a future educator, I know that researching the newest and most innovative ways to teach is just one of many job descriptions that I must provide my students in order for them to learn in the most effective and meaningful way. I know that some technologies will work great for a period of time, and some will not work at all. My personal goal is to find new ideas that are both fun and creative! Final thoughts... Hungry Bug Advanced Simple Simple More complex WHY? Pixton for Schools is a program used to create comics. It has an easy to use click-and-drag interface with characters, conversation bubbles, props, backgrounds, images, and sound. Students can print, download, embed, and share the comics via the web. It is teacher-moderated, and it can be customized per class. Pixton can be used with Smart and Promethean boards. Teachers and students have many options for creating a comic. Comics can be submitted back and forth between student and teacher for revisions and for grading by a star or rubric system. This is visual writing at its best! HOW? Pixton can be used in the following ways:

develop new ideas
narrate a story into pictures
collaborate with others
create individual or group projects
teachers can create comic strips that are structured around real problems and have students fill it in with their own dialogue.
it can be used as a reward
and there are many more ways it can be used because of its versatility! How would I employ this technology in my classroom? Here's an example cartoon strip We can also incorporate Pink’s SYMPHONY concept into the classroom by having our students create relationships between multiple things, and by seeing the “big picture” (130-131). HOW? WHAT? Virtual Learning New technologies are constantly being developed that can help teachers improve the way they teach in the classroom and how their students will learn. WHAT? WHAT? Pixton for Schools
MuseumBox
StudyStack
ArtPad These are the ones I chose: Let's get started! WHAT? selection I wanted to search for tools that would help me inspire my students to learn, spark their creativity as well as new ideas, and have fun doing it! After hours of searching the net and finding many exciting possibilities, I narrowed my search down to four technologies. We can incorporate Pink’s STORY concept into our classroom by emphasizing how story telling makes it easy to remember information, and how we remember it (101). We are our stories. They contain our experiences, thoughts, and emotions (115). PINK! Why would I employ this technology in my classroom? How would I employ this technology in my classroom? I can employ MuseumBox for:

assignments that need more structure
identifying or dissecting difficult concepts or topics
expanding single ideas (a design element)
expanding complex ideas (like a paperless research project)
any type of report from the basic principles of art to famous artists. Pink, D. H. (2006). A Whole New Mind. New York, NY: Penguin Group.
StudyStack (www.studystack.com)
Woolfolk, A. E. (2010). Educational Psychology (11th ed.). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson. Pink, D. H. (2006). A Whole New Mind. New York, NY: Penguin Group Woolfolk, A. E. (2010). Educational Psychology (11th ed.). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson. Pink, D. H. (2006). A Whole New Mind. New York, NY: Penguin Group According to Piaget, individuals construct their own understanding; learning is a constructive process (49), and using Pixton to create comics will allow students to do just that. Woolfolk also states that as a general rule, students should act, manipulate, observe, and then talk and/or write about (to the teacher and each other) what they have experienced (50). Pixton is also great as a stand-alone thinking skills program, because they do not need extensive subject matter knowledge to master the skills (292). Woolfolk, A. E. (2010). Educational Psychology (11th ed.). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson. creativity Creativity is the ability to produce work that is original, but still appropriate and useful. It is also important for an individual's psychological, physical, social, and career success (288). #1 #2 #3 #4 Woolfolk, A. E. (2010). Educational Psychology (11th ed.). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson. Pink, D. H. (2006). A Whole New Mind. New York, NY: Penguin Group Woolfolk, A. E. (2010). Educational Psychology (11th ed.). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson. Pink, D. H. (2006). A Whole New Mind. New York, NY: Penguin Group Museum Box (www.museumbox.e2bn.org/)
Pink, D. H. (2006). A Whole New Mind. New York, NY: Penguin Group.
Woolfolk, A. E. (2010). Educational Psychology (11th ed.). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson.
You Tube (http://www.youtube.com) Pink, D. H. (2006). A Whole New Mind. New York, NY: Penguin Group.
Pixton for Schools (www.pixton.com/schools/overview)
Woolfolk, A. E. (2010). Educational Psychology (11th ed.). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson.
You Tube (http://www.youtube.com) ArtPad (http://artpad.art.com/artpad/painter/)
Pink, D. H. (2006). A Whole New Mind. New York, NY: Penguin Group.
Woolfolk, A. E. (2010). Educational Psychology (11th ed.). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson.
You Tube (http://www.youtube.com) How would I employ this technology in my classroom? StudyStack can be used in the following ways:

problem solve
exploration
a variety activities to help students study
learn a vocabulary of concepts and terms
online quizzes and tests can be submitted to the teacher via email and count as a grade. "Games are the most elevated form of investigation."

- Albert Einstein (191). PINK! Pink, D. H. (2006). A Whole New Mind. New York, NY: Penguin Group
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