This is very effective for vocabulary study. I introduce 10 words at a time from a list of SAT level words. We always discuss the words and try to make connections in order to remember them. This, though, adds the visual component. I typed the vocabulary word into the text area, searched through pictures it provided me, chose one, and then used the word in a sentence to go along with the picture. Sometimes the pictures it associated with the word were quite a stretch, but that just forced me to be more creative in writing a sentence to connect the word and the picture. I showed it to the students, and they were busily writing down the app name. I emailed the deck to them. I think this will really help the visual learners. Next time, I will have them prepare the Haiku deck. Thanks. Elaine Zullo
“Creating is important because during the process of creating something new, a student is:
- the owner of that process
- fully immersed in the experience
- genuinely engaged
- driven by and personally connected to the learning objectives”
1. Substitution: the computer stands in for another technological tool without a significant change in the tool’s function.
2. Augmentation: the computer replaces another technological tool, with significant functionality increase.
3. Modification: the computer enables the redesign of significant portions of a task.
4. Redefinition: the computer allows for the creation of new tasks that would otherwise be inconceivable without the technology.
Some more examples of what the SMAR model looks like can be found at One Thing I’ve Learned.