and Learning with Technology
Dell, Ed.S. - Instructional Technology Specialist
Year 2- Communications Arts
understand the basic
elements of constructivism
develop a plan for
implementing inquiry-based teaching or other
related constructivist methods and
incorporating technology in communication
learn, laugh, and
How can teachers
develop communication arts lessons using
web about how technology can increase
student efficiency and productivity in
Community Building and Tootsie Pops!
- How do you meet
individual student needs when planning
lessons in communication arts?
Inspiration to brainstorm in preparation
for writing a testimonial on how being in
an eMINTS classroom positively affected
one particular student in the previous
Read and discuss the webs
with your partner as you look for areas
that may need clarification. Ask
your partner questions to spur their
Individually write a one-
to two-paragraph testimonials about how
being in an eMINTS classroom positively
affected one of your students in the
previous school year. You may want to
organize your brainstorming webs before
writing or create short outlines in Word.
Mini Technology Lesson:
Using the Review Tools in Word
Work with your partners
again and engage in peer editing using the
review tools in Word to add editing
comments to your partners writing.
Make revisions and
complete your writing. We will share
with our group and give feedback to each
writer using Two Wishes and a Star
and reflective questioning.
was this activity student centered?
Communication Arts and
Together we will
Refer to the module to gather ideas to add
to the web.
Individually read the module section titled
Constructivism and Lesson Design take
notes as needed.
Discuss your thoughts with your partner.
Summarize and share your groups thoughts
Examining Lessons for Constructivist
Examining Examples for Constructivist
Principles and the Venn diagram
in the module to compare and contrast a
traditional lesson with a constructivist
Connecting Communication Arts and technology
with other subject areas.
Instructional Planning- Use the
constructivist lesson plan to transform the
communication arts lesson that you brought.
Remember to integrate
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