TIP A technology Integration Model for TeachersPhase 1 Reflect on Technological, Pedagogical Content KnowledgeThe situation:
Year 10 Commerce assignment
has traditionally been a basic affair. Students would have somesome research using the text book, and produced some sort of advisory documents. In all reality,this task is more about finding and repeating information, rather that defending or explaining it.What I wanted to do was find a technology that I could use for students to narrate or annotate adocument that I provided, so that they could demonstrate their understanding.
hat is my knowledge of this technology?
A friend recommended that I use a technology called Voice Thread(http://www.voicethread.com) to do this task, I had heard of it, but not used it in an assessment situtation.
hat is the relative advantage of using Voice Thread
Voice Thread allows voice, video and text annotation of slide shows. It allows students to seewhat others are thinking and saying, allowing peer scaffolding of learning. It is an online tool that requires no new software
How can Voice Thread assist in these issues?
As with Google Documents, Voice Thread allows for the collection of sharing of informationonline without the need for flash drives or printing out documents. More importantly, it forcesstudents to speak rather than write a vital 21
Century skill (communication)
hat are relative advantages of Voice Thread in this context?
Demonstrate student understanding by responding to a prompt
Allows archiving of student work (export) for later reflection and reference
Allows students to see, hear and write solutions to problems allowing them to choosethe method they think suits them
Allows multiple views on one question students seek to add to the information not simply replicate it
ses simple tools and requires only basic technology skill learning
as online demonstrations and tutorials (no new resources needed)
Is the relative advantage worth the effort?
Yes, students have access to webcams and microphones, and seem adept at commenting onprompt information.