The following learning activities will help your students develop critical skills in the 5Cs: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical thinking and Citizenship.
|Instructional Needs||Technology to Meet Instructional Needs|
|Share student work with an authentic audience||Create a digital story – students type and illustrate their stories, narrate photos, record themselves reading- Book Creator, The Story Creator, Adobe Spark|
|Access more free books & online texts||
|Interview an author/expert/explorer to connect students with a primary source and allow them to practice researching and interviewing|
|Give students a framework for reflecting on their reading and sharing reviews with others|
|Offer enriching experiences that may not otherwise be possible, provide a jumping off point for research and writing non-fiction||Take students on virtual field trips:|
|Record/document student thinking in a variety of ways and compare learning over time||
||“Text to Speech” and “Speech to Text” – these can offer great support for students who are building their language and reading/writing skills.
|Help students become global citizens – collaborate outside classroom walls, share writing with an authentic audience||Students collaborate on global projects to learn more about the world and begin to see themselves as global citizens:
|Help students analyze information based on location and geography using maps|
|Demonstrate learning and communicate reasoning with others||Use interactive whiteboard apps like SeeSaw or Educreations to allow students to demonstrate what they’ve learned and communicate their reasoning.|
|Create student- directed learning materials that keep kids engaged||Teachers package lessons in hyperdocs, allowing students to be more engaged and in control of their own learning experiences. They are self-paced, inquiry-based learning modules that put students in the driver’s seat.|