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Instructional Activities

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What is TPACK?

Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) is a framework that identifies the knowledge educators need to teach effectively with technology.  At the heart of the framework is an understanding that effective teaching involves three interconnected skill domains: knowledge of content, knowledge of pedagogy, and knowledge of technology.  A TPACK approach goes beyond seeing these three knowledge bases in isolation and emphasizes the new kinds of knowledge that lie at the intersections between them.  Effective technology integration should begin by considering desired instructional outcomes and identifying activities that can support those outcomes.  Once the instructional activities have been identified, technology tools can develop and implement them in a meaningful way. 

TPACK in 2 Minutes Video

 

Image reproduced by permission of the publisher, © 2012 by tpack.org

 

What is SAMR? 

SAMR is a model designed to help educators infuse technology into teaching and learning. The model supports and enables teachers to design, develop, and infuse digital learning experiences that utilize technology. The goal is to transform learning experiences so they result in higher levels of achievement for students.

Image the creation of Dr. Ruben Puentedura, Ph.D. http://www.hippasus.com/rrpweblog/

SAMR in 120 seconds

 

 

 

Instructional Activities and Tools

 

Learning Activity

Description

Web Tools and Apps (* denotes tool is a website AND an iPad App)

Activate Prior Knowledge

 

Learning Activity Type:

Assessment

Curation

Students think about what they already know about the topic and make connections prior to learning new information.  By activating or generating prior knowledge and experience, students are able to frontload meaning and forge connections that help in terms of motivation, focus, and comprehension.

Bubbl us

Classtools: Diagrams

Classtools: Fakebook

Classtools: Post-it

Classtools: Timeline

Socrative

Padlet*

Popplet*

Linoit*

Polldaddy*

AnswerGarden*

 

 

Analyze Artifacts

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Research

Curation

Students explore a topic using physical or virtual artifacts, including data, text, images, etc.

Classtools: Brainy Box

LessonPaths

Prezi*

SymbalooEDU*

LiveBinders

   

 

Analyze Data

 

 

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Assessment

Using student-generated data or print-based and digital data available online, students pursue original lines of inquiry and compare and contrast data collected against criteria and/or previous analyses

Create a Graph 

GapMinder

Socrative*

Polldaddy*

SurveyMonkey*

AnswerGarden*   

 

 

Annotate

 

Learning Activity Type:

Writing

Collaboration

Students make annotations in their own and others’ work based on observations and reflections related to relevant course concepts

Classtools: Brainy Box

LessonPaths 

VideoNotes   

 

Answer questions

 

 

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Assessment

Students respond to teacher, peer, written, or digitally posed questions

Socrative*

Padlet*

Linoit*

Polldaddy*

SurveyMonkey*

EdPuzzle

AnswerGarden*

Kahoot*

iPad App Challenges:

Kahoot iPad




Ask questions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Assessment

Students develop questions related to course material/concepts

Classtools: SMS Fake Text Generator

Classtools: Twister-Fake Tweet

Classtools: Dustbin Game

Classtools: QR Code Treasure Hunt

Classtools: Arcade Game Generator

 

 

Padlet*

Linoit*

ABCya: Crossword Puzzle Maker AnswerGarden*
 

Book Club/ Literature Circles

 

Learning Activity Type:

Oral Language

Students read books, take part in peer-led discussions, and participate in a community sharing session

Canvas     

 

Brainstorm

 

Learning Activity Type:

Collaboration

Curation

Writing

Students list as many topics as possible to write about

Bubbl us

Classtools: Diagrams

Padlet*

Linoit*

AnswerGarden*

   

 

Categorize/ Classify

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Collaboration

Curation

The student attempts to examine a concept or relationship in order to categorize it into a set of known categories or classify it according to course content

Bubbl us

Classtools: Diagrams

Socrative*

Padlet*

Linoit*

 

iPad App Challenge:

DoodleBuddy

Pic Collage for Kids


 

Cloze Technique

 

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Assessment

Students insert words that have been omitted as they read to complete and construct meaning from text

Socrative* 

Polldaddy*

SurveyMonkey*

ABCya: Crossword Puzzle Maker

   

 

Collect/ Curate

 

Learning Activity Type:

Assessment

Curation

Collaboration

Research

Students upload, collect, bookmark and organize resources, artifacts, materials, works, and research

Classtools: Brainy Box

Padlet*

Linoit*

SymbalooEDU*

LiveBinders

AnswerGarden*   

 

Compare and Contrast

 

 

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Students identify how things are alike and different in order to understand multiple characteristics, evidence, and/or perspectives on a topic

Bubbl us

Classtools: Diagrams

Classtools: Post-it

Piktochart*

Padlet*

Popplet* 

Linoit*

ABCya: Word Clouds*

Pages for Mac

Pages for iPad

AnswerGarden*

 

 

 

Complete Graphic Organizers

 

Learning Activity Type:

Writing

Show What You Learned

Students use teacher or self created visual and graphic organizers to illustrate relationships among facts, terms or ideas

Bubbl us

Classtools: Diagrams

Classtools: Timeline

Popplet*

ABCya: Word Clouds*

 

iPad App Challenge:

Pic Collage for Kids 

Skitch

 

 

Concept Mapping

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Research

Writing

Students develop a visual or diagram that illustrates the relationships among concepts

Bubbl us

Classtools: Diagrams

Padlet*

Classtools: Timeline

Linoit*

   

 

Conduct an Interview

 

Learning Activity Type:

Collaboration

Research

Face to face, via audio/video conference, or via email students question someone on a chosen topic; may be digitally recorded and shared

iMovie*     

 

 

Conferencing

 

Learning Activity Type:

Collaboration

Students conference (in person or online, or through audio or video) with each other and/or a teacher to share writing and provide focused feedback for one another

Canvas     

 

Create a Game

 

 

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Collaboration

Presentation

Show What You Learned

Students combine rules, strategies, and knowledge to develop a game, in paper or digital form, to help other students learn content

Classtools: Post-it 

Classtools: Dustbin Game

Classtools: QR Code Treasure Hunt

Classtools: Arcade Game Generator

Classtools: Mission Mapquest 

ABCya: Crossword Puzzle Maker

 

 

 

Create a Map

 

Learning Activity Type:

Presentation

Show What You Learned

Students label existing maps or produce their own; print-based materials or digitally

Classtools: Mission Mapquest  

Google Tour Builder

   

Create a Newspaper/ Magazine/ Newsletter/ Brochure

 

Learning Activity Type:

Presentation

Show What You Learned

Students synthesize information from textbooks, encyclopedias, and/or websites in the form of a print-based or electronic periodical

LiveBinders 

Pages for Mac

Pages for iPad

   

 

 

Create a Portfolio

 

Learning Activity Type:

Curation

Presentation

Show What You Learned

Research

Students create and document ideas, works of art, documents and other artifacts in a portfolio format

LiveBinders 

Adobe Spark*

Microsoft Sway*

 

iPad App Challenge:

SeeSaw

 

 

Create a Project/ Artifact

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Research

Presentation

Show What You Learned

Students create a project (e.g., play script, report, book trailer) or artifact (e.g., 3D model, diorama) as a culminating activity that illustrates or applies what they have learned

Classtools: Brainy Box

Classtools: Fakebook

Piktochart*

Classtools: Timeline

Create a Graph

Classtools: Post-it

Classtools: SMS Fake Text Generator

Classtools: Twister-Fake Tweet

Classtools: QR Code Treasure Hunt

Chatterpix Kids - app only

Photobooth - app/software

Prezi* 

Classtools: Arcade Game Generator

ABCya: Crossword Puzzle Maker

Adobe Spark*

Microsoft Sway*

Google Tour Builder

Story Bird*

Pages for Mac

Pages for iPad

AnswerGarden*

Tellagami - app only

Chatterbox - app only

Voki

iPad Apps Challenges:

Chatter Pix

Tellagami

Pic Collage for Kids

Story Creator

TeleStory

ShadowPuppetEDU

iMovie Trailers




Create a Timeline/ Sequence Information

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Writing

Presentation

Students sequence information, events, data and/or documents in chronological order

Bubbl us

Classtools: Diagrams

Classtools: Fakebook

Classtools: Timeline

Classtools: Twister-Fake Tweet

   

 

Create an Illustration (accompanied by text)

 

Learning Activity Type:

Presentation

Show What You Learned

Writing

Students create a map, a concept map, word pictures, a mural, or a storyboard to illustrate concepts, events, or topics related to a learning unit.

Classtools: Timeline 

Google Tour Builder

Story Bird*

Pages for Mac

Pages for iPad

   

 

 

Critical Analysis / Reflection

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Writing

Show What You Learned

Presentation

Students engage in activities focused on higher level, critical analysis including: applying literary theory/criticism, identifying multiple points of view, embedded values, bias, doublespeak, propaganda, etc., making inferences, evaluating sources, relevance, credibility, validity, etc.

Classtools: Fakebook 

Classtools: SMS Fake Text Generator

Classtools: Twister-Fake Tweet

   

 

 

 

Critique

 

Learning Activity Type:

Writing

Show What You Learned

Presentation

Oral Language

Students explain and articulate ideas verbally and critically while responding to products from a variety of social, historical and contextual perspectives

Padlet* 

Linoit*

AnswerGarden*

Photo Booth app/software

Tellagami - app only 

Chatterpix Kids - app only

Chatterbox - app only

Voki

iPad App Challenge:

Tellagami 

 

 

Debate

 

Learning Activity Type:

Oral Language

Collaboration

Students hold a formal or informal, structured or unstructured, synchronous or asynchronous discussion by debating both sides of an issue/proposition

Voki     

 

 

Define Terms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Writing

Students use new and old vocabulary to compose a glossary of terms

Padlet*

Linoit*

Classtools: QR Code Treasure Hunt

Classtools: Arcade Game Generator

ABCya: Crossword Puzzle Maker

Microsoft Sway*

 

AnswerGarden*   

Demonstrate

 

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Presentation

Student makes a demonstration on some topic to show their understanding of an idea or process

Piktochart* 

Adobe Spark*

Microsoft Sway*

Story Bird*

iMovie* 

Photo Booth*

 


Describe

 

Learning Activity Type:

Writing

Oral Language

Student produces an explanation of an object or concept

Classtools: Diagrams 

Tellagami - app only

Voki

Chatterpix Kids - app only

Chatterbox - app only

 

iPad App Challenge:

Tellagami 

 

 

Develop a Metaphor

 

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Writing

Students devise a metaphorical representation of a course topic/idea

Classtools: Brainy Box 

Adobe Spark*

Story Bird*

   

 

 

 

Develop Vocabulary

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Students are introduced to and learn unfamiliar key words before they read

Padlet* 

Prezi*

Linoit*

Classtools: QR Code Treasure Hunt

Classtools: Arcade Game Generator

AnswerGarden* 

Voki

 

 

 

Directed/ Guided Reading

 

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Curation

Students are provided specific directions and guidance with a particular text that might range from setting a specific purpose for reading (e.g. to determine the reliability of the narrator) to a directed reading-thinking activity (DR-TA), to a detailed guided reading roadmap (i.e., slow down here, skim this, reread here and take notes, skip this section, etc).

LessonPaths 

LiveBinders

   

 

 

 

Discussion

 

Learning Activity Type:

Oral language

Collaboration

Students engage in dialogue about text, a concept, or a process with a teacher, other students, or an external expert, synchronously or asynchronously

Canvas     

 

 

Drafting/Composing

 

Learning Activity Type:

Writing

Students write a draft, putting ideas into sentences and paragraphs

ABCya: Type a Friendly Letter      

 

 

Dramatic Reading/ Reader’s Theater

 

Learning Activity Type:

Oral Language

Students participate in and observe dramatic readings of text to enhance interest, motivation, and comprehension

Prezi*

Voki

iMovie*

Photo Booth*

 

   

 

 

Draw a Picture or Cartoon

 

Learning Activity Type:

Presentation

Show What You Learned

Students create a physical or virtual drawing or caricature using a paper and pencil or digital format

Tellagami - app only 

Voki

ABCya Animate

 

iPad App Challenge:

Tellagami 

Doodle Buddy

 

 

Drill and Practice

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Students rehearse a strategy or technique, and uses repetition and feedback in the practice process

Socrative* 

Polldaddy*

SurveyMonkey*

Classtools: Dustbin Game

Classtools: QR Code Treasure Hunt

Classtools: Arcade Game Generator   

Engage in a Simulation

 

Learning Activity Type:

Research

Students engage in experiences focused on a content topic that mirrors the complexity of the real world

ABCya Interactive 100 Number Chart 

ABCya Math Tiles

   

 

 

Estimate

 

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

The student attempts to approximate some mathematical value by further examining relationships

Socrative* 

Polldaddy*

SurveyMonkey*

ABCya Interactive 100 Number Chart

ABCya Math Tiles

   

 

 

Evaluate self and/or peers

 

Learning Activity Type:

Collaboration

Students observe their own or a peer’s performance and analyze the performance against predetermined criteria (form and/or product)

     

 

 

Experience a Field Trip

 

Learning Activity Type:

Research

Students travel to physical or virtual sites; synchronous/asynchronous

SymbalooEDU* 

Google Tour Builder

   

 

 

Formal writing (essay, report, narrative, poem, diary, etc)

 

Learning Activity Type:

Writing

Students use written forms to develop and express their own understandings of a given topic

ABCya: Type a Friendly Letter  

Story Bird*

Pages for Mac

Pages for iPad

   

 

 

Freewriting

 

Learning Activity Type:

Writing

Students start writing and just keep going, not worrying about style or mistakes

Penzu 

Pages for Mac

Pages for iPad

   

 

 

Generate/ Collect Data

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Research

Students generate and collect data by performing and administering surveys, tests, experiments, etc.

Create a Graph 

Socrative*

Polldaddy*

SurveyMonkey*

   

Identify Cause and Effect

 

Learning Activity Type:

Research

Oral Language

Writing

Students identify how an action or event will produce a certain response to the action in the form of another event

Bubbl us

Classtools: Diagrams

Classtools: SMS Fake Text Generator

Padlet*

AnswerGarden*   

 

Independent Reading

 

Learning Activity Type:

Students create or negotiate individual reading plans that involve reading chosen texts outside of school

     

 

Interpret Maps, Charts, and Tables

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Research

Students extract and/or synthesize information from maps, carts, and/or tables

Classtools: Post-it 

Create a Graph

GapMinder

Padlet*

Linoit*

Classtools: Mission Mapquest   

AnswerGarden*

 

 

Investigate a Concept

 

Learning Activity Type:

Research

Students explore or investigate a concept by use of research-related resources

SymbalooEDU* 

LiveBinders

   

 

Journaling

 

Learning Activity Type:

Writing

Students write journal entries to brainstorm topics of personal interest, to note observations and to reflect upon their thinking

Padlet* 

Linoit*

Pages for Mac

Pages for iPad

AnswerGarden* 

Voki

 

 

 

Label

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Students use labels to define, categorize, or classify concepts; usually in a graphic or chart

Classtools: Diagrams 

Padlet*

Linoit*

Pages for Mac 

Pages for iPad

AnswerGarden* 

iPad App Challenge:

Skitch 

 

Listening

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Students listen to dialogue, directions, lectures, etc, and use knowledge and competencies to go beyond “getting what was said"

Prezi* 

Quicktime

Voki

   

 

 

Maintain a Log

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Research

Writing

Students record a log of activities, observations, perceptions, reflections on feelings; both in school and outside school

Bubbl us 

Padlet*

Linoit*

Penzu

AnswerGarden*   

 

 

Make Inferences

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Students use clues to learn more about the text and make a conclusion or judgment based on that information

Classtools: Brainy Box

Linoit* 

AnswerGarden*

   

 

 

Make Predictions

 

 

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Students make predictions about text that will be read As a means of drawing upon existing knowledge and generating new connections with a text, students make predictions about texts.

Classtools: Diagrams 

Padlet*

Linoit*

AnswerGarden*

Voki

   

 

 

Outlining/ Listing

 

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Writing

Students generate and organize a list of topics, ideas, phrases, and/or sentences before they begin to write or create

Bubbl us

Classtools: Diagrams

Padlet*

Linoit*

Pages for Mac 

Pages for iPad 

AnswerGarden*

 

 

Picture Walk

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Teacher guides students through text by looking at and discussing the pictures before reading

Prezi* 

LiveBinders

   

 

 

Presenting

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Presentation

Collaboration

Show What You Learned

Writing

Students combine textual and visual elements to share their understanding for peers/others; oral or multimedia format, synchronous or asynchronous

Piktochart*

Adobe Spark*

Microsoft Sway*

Google Tour Builder

Tellagami - app only

Chatterpix Kids - app only

Chatterbox - app only

 

iPad App Challenges:

Tellagami

Story Creator

TeleStory

Shadow PuppetEDU

Chatter Pix Kids


 

Prototyping

 

Learning Activity Type:

Students design ideas for 3-D fabrication of objects, sculptures and environments in physical or electronic form

     

 

 

Quiz/Test

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Assessment

Students demonstrate their knowledge within the context of a testing environment, such as responding to questions on a test or quiz

Socrative* 

Polldaddy*

SurveyMonkey*

   

 

 

Read Text

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Research

Students extract information from textbooks, historical documents, census data, or other written materials, in either print or digital form

     

 

 

Reading For Fluency (choral, paired, repeated, reader’s theater, recitation)

 

Learning Activity Type:

Oral language

Students read aloud (as an entire group in unison, together with a fluent reader, aloud with a fluent reader then alone, with an audience present using a script, or in public)

Book Track 

Voki

iMovie*

   

 

 

Recognize a Pattern

 

Learning Activity Type:

Students examine a pattern presented to them and attempt to understand the pattern better

Bubbl us 

Socrative*

ABCya Interactive 100 Number Chart

ABCya Math Tiles

Kahoot*   

 

Researching

 

Learning Activity Type:

Research

Students gather, explore, analyze and synthesize information from print and/or digital resources that contain background information on course content

NCWiseOwl     

 

 

Retelling

 

Learning Activity Type:

Writing

Collaboration

Oral Language

Individually or in groups, students reflect upon and retell what they remember about a story, text, artifacts, or concepts

Classtools: Timeline 

Prezi*

Voki

ABCya Animate

 

   

 

 

Revising/ Editing

 

Learning Activity Type:

Writing

Presentation

Collaboration

Students improve their writing and other products by adding details, rearranging information, deleting information, replacing information, and correcting mechanics, grammar and spelling

Pages for Mac 

Pages for iPad 

   

 

 

Semantic Feature Analysis

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Research

Students use a grid to explore the similarities and differences among events, people, objects or ideas

Classtools: Diagrams 

Padlet*

Linoit*

AnswerGarden*

   

 

 

 

Solve a Puzzle

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Students carry out a strategy or technique within the context of solving an engaging puzzle

Bubbl us 

Classtools: Dustbin Game

ABCya Math Tiles

   

 

Storyboarding/ Sequencing

 

Learning Activity Type:

Writing

Presentation

Students organize ideas by outlining a series of images, actions, and text/voice

Bubbl us

Classtools: Diagrams

Classtools: Timeline

 
   

 

Storytelling

 

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Oral Language

Presentation

Show What You Learned

Students tell stories or narratives often by improvisation or embellishment

Adobe Spark

Microsoft Sway*

Story Bird*

Tellagami - app only

Voki

Chatterpix Kids - app only

Chatterbox - app only

 

iPad App Challenges:

Tellagami

Story Creator

TeleStory

Shadow PuppetEDU

Chatter Pix Kids

 

 

Summarizing

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Writing

Oral Language

Students summarize or paraphrase the major points of a text or multimedia presentation

Bubbl us

Classtools: Diagrams

Classtools: Twister-Fake Tweet

ABCya: Word Clouds*

Tellagami - app only 

Chatterpix Kids - app only

Chatterbox - app only

Voki

ABCya Animate

iPad App Challenges:

Tellagami

Chatter Pix Kids

 

 

Take Notes

 

Learning Activity Type:

Writing

Research

Students record essential ideas about what they are learning from text, lecture, live or recorded games, videos, presentations, or group work

Padlet* 

Linoit*

Pages for Mac 

Pages for iPad

AnswerGarden*

   

 

 

Teach

 

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Presentation

Oral Language

The student develops and delivers a lesson on a particular concept, strategy, or problem; sharing their understanding and relevant examples

Classtools: Brainy Box 

Padlet*

Linoit*

LiveBinders

Adobe Spark*

Microsoft Sway*

AnswerGarden* 

Tellagami - app only

Voki

iPad App Challenges:

Tellagami

 

 

Think Aloud

 

Learning Activity Type:

Oral Language

Students say out loud what they are thinking while reading

     

 

 

Think-Pair-Share

 

Learning Activity Type:

Collaboration

Oral Language

Students talk about the content they are reading by thinking about a question or prompt, pairing up with a student to discuss and sharing their thinking with rest of class

Bubbl us 

Padlet*

Linoit*

AnswerGarden*

   

 

 

View a Presentation/ Demonstration

 

 

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Presentation

Students gain information from teachers, guest speakers, and peers; moving images/objects (video, animations); synchronous/asynchronous; in-person or multimedia

Classtools: Brainy Box 

Prezi*

Adobe Spark*

Piktochart

Microsoft Sway*

Google Tour Builder

Voki   

 

 

View images

 

 

 

Learning Activity Type:

Collaboration

Students observe/examine static or animated, print or digital media from teachers, guests and peers; synchronous and asynchronous

Classtools: Brainy Box

Padlet*

Prezi*

Linoit*

   



Visualize

 

Learning Activity Type:

Students generate images and visual imagery while reading or listening to content and also to recall what they remember

ABCya Animate     

 

 

 

The chart above includes common cross-curricular activities, descriptions, and tools that can be used to support effective technology integration in instruction (adapted from activitytypes.wmwikis.net)

 

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Tech Tool Index

An at-a-glance view of the tools listed above along with their targeted audience (age group) and the tags associated with the tool

 

 

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