Lisa Blevins-Salyer 2015-2016
Project Title: Integration of 21st Century Fluencies & Primary Classroom Instruction
Learning Innovation Grant Recipient
The problem of practice will be addressed by effectively modeling and engaging students in 21st Century Fluencies as part of their daily educational experience. Students will be actively involved by completing a pre- and post- assessment survey of their awareness of Appalachian authors using Google Forms. The students/instructor will design rubrics that incorporate the fluencies. Students will read various Appalachian Children’s Literature. An Appalachian author will be a guest speaker via video conferencing. Students will then select an Appalachian author to study. They will build a digital research folder using icurio. Next, students will access their research writing assignment through Google Classroom. They will follow the writing process and receive peer/instructor feedback throughout the development of the writing exercise using Google Docs. Additionally, students will discuss ideas and progress of their project through Google Classroom in order to build peer collaboration techniques and provide meaningful feedback. Students will create a Voki to grab the attention of viewers and give an overview of their study. Students will then use their Voki, writing, images and research to create a digital poster. Students will be videoed giving oral presentations using the Mondopad. They will critique their presentations and media. They will receive reviews from the instructor/peers of their presentation and digital media. Students will take this information and continue to develop their presentation skills along with making adjustments to their digital posters. Once this process is completed, students will present again and follow the same review process. The final presentations will be uploaded to the class Youtube Channel, class webpage and the Holler for global publication.