Proof of Learning for Students & Teachers
The following question list is modified from “Digital Learning Strategies: How Do I assign and Assess 21st century Work?” :
1. What is the learning objective?
A: We're still working on this one... but getting there!
2. Is it worthy of a digital upgrade?
A: Students must have more than just a slight grasp on a subject to be able to rebuild it – this can be great ‘proof’ of learned knowledge. Video or screenshots can capture the end product.
3. Will the digi tools increase or decrease the cognitive rigor of the task?
A: “…Minecraft to create the representation, an audio tool to record the narration, and a screen-capturing tool to record the video. All of these individually would raise the thinking level of the task because they all represent learning that is above and beyond the expectation of the standard and the traditional version of the research. Together, they represent problem solving nirvana” (Fisher, 2014).
4. Does the digi upgrade involve collaboration, communication, creative problem soloving and/or creative thinking?
A: The ability is there – it’s up to the teacher and student to make this happen.
5. Are students involved in some of the decision-making?
A: Again, this is a great question to ask ourselves when creating the lesson!
Expanding my Professional Learning Network
Kian, D. (2014) Can minecraft teach team building? Retrieved from: https://www.iste.org/explore/articledetail?articleid=156
Miller, A. (2014) Ideas for using minecraft in the classroom. Retrieved from: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/minecraft-in-classroom-andrew-miller