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Digital Mapping: Engaging Kids in Text Analysis
Victoriano Elementary School
Information, Media and Technology Skills
Digital Mapping combines the critical thinking and hands-on process of Project-Based Learning with Close Reading strategies to engage students in a rich analysis of rigorous text. This combination is fueled by passion and discovery, allowing for high levels of motivation and commitment.
Project Based Learning
In the process of Close Reading, students read to uncover layers of meaning that ultimately lead to deep comprehension. Close Reading ensures the level of learning needed for students to apply critical thinking skills and use the information gathered to complete a task, or create something new.
The project-based learning model allows for greater depth and understanding of significant content. Originally thought of as the “learning by doing” model, it develops 21st century skills while promoting creativity and innovation. The collaborative structure increases communication and maximizes authentic engagement.
Learning can vary from highly rote to highly meaningful. Creativity often results from very high levels of meaningful learning. Digital Mapping empowers learners to extend the creative thinking process and access different levels of knowledge.
From “What are some of the implications for the transition to Common Core Standards?” by Karen K. Hess National Center for Assessment, Dover, NH, 2009
Webb’s Four Levels of Cognitive Complexity
DOK 1-What word occurs often throughout the reading using the root “part”? (Define and use this root.)
DOK 2-What physical properties are associated with solids, liquids and gasses? (Collect and display this information using effective organizational techniques. )
DOK 3-How can you distinguish a chemical change from a physical change?(Compare and explain this phenomena in terms of concepts.)
DOK 4 – What kind of a story could you design for a young child to help them understand the changing states of matter? (Synthesize the new content and design your story using effective media elements.)
Keynote is an interactive presentation softwareapplication designed exclusively for iPads. Keynote enhances the organization and presentation of student information and ideas.
ShowMe is an educational application and online learning community that allows teachers and students to create instructional videos that align directly to Common Core State Standards. Students can create and post videos to share with the class.
Prezi is cloud-based presentation software that offers a new approach to previous slideshow techniques. This organizational tool allows students to share ideas and present information in a multi-dimensional format. Prezibuilds critical thinking skills and encourages students to process information in a unique way. Students can master and communicate critical information to a wide range of audiences.
iMovie is a digital movie making application that enables students to utilize a variety of media formats to create, publish and share movies or movie trailers. Photos, videos, music and text can be easily combined into movies using either custom or preset formats. Utilizing interactive media to perform these academic tasks increases student engagement, provides opportunities for students to demonstrate higher level thinking, and leads to a better understanding of academic content.