Integrating Technology in Lower Elementary Classroom with Focus on Process not Final Product

 

 

My action plan HMW question was derived out of sheer frustration when watching Grade 3 students race through lengthy projects, just to say they are done and move onto the next project or lesson.  Prior to setting my HMW question/goal, my initial goal was to integrate more technology into the classroom. I have been successful in this particular goal as all Grade 1-3 students are regularly using iPads and computers to complete tasks such as sharing projects and assignments in Google Docs, presentations on Google Slides,  research, IXL, RazKids, etc.

In terms of my HMW question for my action plan, I have begun to break down projects into mini sections in order to ensure that the students are completing each component with detail and optimal effort before they are given the next component of the assignment.  The students are working on a few assignments that have been broken down into this format so I will assess the success of this method as the school year progresses.

 

 

One thought on “Integrating Technology in Lower Elementary Classroom with Focus on Process not Final Product

  1. @syannakis Way to go! I find that each experiment I run yields a little bit of learning that I can apply to the next integration. What did you learn from the first attempt? Sometimes it is little tweaks or workflow efficiencies sometimes it helps you see some students in a different light. It certainly sounds like you are developing quite a classroom tech-toolkit. My favourite site to help me make decisions is https://www.commonsense.org/education/top-picks/best-edtech-of-2019

    Looping in your team - @nblair @jbairos @mwilcox @amacrae as they all have lots of experience in this area.

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