Learning Authentication: Learning Authentication screencast.mp4

 
 
 
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This video gives a snapshot of how I use digital technology and learning authentication to enhance my students' learning.
Strategy Explanation
 
 
This video gives a snapshot of how I use digital technology and learning authentication to enhance my students' learning.
 
Learning Apps

Learning Authentication

I use a variety of tools to help my students authenticate their learning. From blogging to social media and connecting with other classes across the country via Google Hangouts, my students use digital technology to reach learners just like them. To enhance our Genius Hour projects this year, we connnected with classrooms in Toronto. My students shared every aspect of their projects via Edublogs, as well as learned about and critiqued their virtual partners' projects. We also have a class Twitter page where we share our Instagram and Vine posts, as well as Tweets about what is happening in our classroom. To give the world a first-person view of our classroom, we also have a Google Glass blog that students document learning on via video and pictures from Glass.  

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Strategy Explanation
 
 
This video gives a snapshot of how I use digital technology and learning authentication to enhance my students' learning.
 
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This link shows a blog post my students wrote together using Google Docs. They decided as a class to share their learning experience with a wider audience. They published it via my professional blog and Tweeted it via my Twitter account. According to the blogs analytics, their blog has been viewed over 400 times (and growing).
 
Strategy Explanation
 
 
This video gives a snapshot of how I use digital technology and learning authentication to enhance my students' learning.
Article
 
 
This link shows a blog post my students wrote together using Google Docs. They decided as a class to share their learning experience with a wider audience. They published it via my professional blog and Tweeted it via my Twitter account. According to the blogs analytics, their blog has been viewed over 400 times (and growing).
Jessica Anderson
Powell County High School
Deer Lodge, MT


 

About this strategy

Prep Time:
Long
Subject:
Science
Grade:
Ninth grade
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