Scenario #3. The directions are the same as Scenario #2 on
page 24, but with these added instructions: Students can
use their mobile devices to update their webpages using
the Weebly mobile app. The students can also use their
mobile devices to record interviews, take videos, and
shoot pictures that they can immediately post to their
webpages to use as evidence.
The table indicates what type of integration project
this actually is.
Conclusion from Scenario #3: Overall, the students are engaged in the assignment because they can use their mobile
devices as well as the webpage template. Second, the assignment will enhance students’ learning and deepen their
understanding of their chosen controversial issues through
both the interactive features on their webpages and the
mobile data they collect on the go. In addition, the assignment allows for extended learning beyond the school day.
By having students use their personal mobile devices, they
can choose when, where, and how to collect data as evidence of their everyday lives and send it to their websites.
These scenarios illustrate how you can implement the
same general assignment in different ways to promote only
engagement; engagement and enhancement; or engagement, enhancement, and extension of learning. Although
just having one of the three types is sufficient reason to use
technology, having all three lets you develop the innovative
projects that allow for lifelong learning opportunities and a
deeper understanding of learning goals.
The technology allows students to focus on the assignment/activity with
The technology motivates students to start the learning process.
The technology causes students to move from passive to active learners
The technology allows students to understand in a way that is easier than a
Students are able to develop a more sophisticated understanding of the
content because of the technology tool.
The technology tool allows students to demonstrate their understanding in
ways they could not using traditional tools.
The technology allows students to learn outside of their typical school day.
The technology allows students to merge their school learning with their
everyday life experiences.
The technology allows students to become lifelong learners, where they do
not need the teacher or school to continue to use the tools.
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