Using Collaborative Techniques to Create an iBook

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Using Collaborative Techniques to Create an iBook
Imagine the Possibilities
Diane C. Gregory, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Art Education
Coordinator of Art Education
Visual Arts Department
Texas Woman’s University
Denton, TX 76204
[email protected]
http://www.twu.edu/visual-arts/art_education.asp
Creating an iBook for Your Art Classroom: Teaching,
Learning, Publishing and Creating by Diane C. Gregory
http://www.twu.edu/visual-arts/art_education.asp
The order of things in this presentation:
Part One: What is Collaborative Learning?
Part Two: Why use collaborative techniques
to create an iBook?
Part Three: How to Integrate Technology into
the Art Classroom?
Questions
Part Four: What technology do you need?
Questions
Part Five: How to Get Started Integrating
Technology and Collaborative Learning: Tips
on Collaborative Learning
Part Six: Question, Answer & Sharing session
Part Seven: Go to TAEA Conference Computer
Lab to try out iBooks Author
Part One: What is Collaborative Learning
“Collaborative learning is
an educational approach
to teaching and learning
that involves groups of
students working
together to solve a
problem, complete a task,
or create a product.”
What is the Difference Between
Cooperative & Collaborative Learning?
Cooperative Learning
Small Group Learning Strategy in
which group members are
responsible for a portion of the
work. Group members is part of a
cooperative team and helping
members learn.
Collaborative Learning
Small Group Learning Strategy
in which students work
together to solve a problem.
Students may use cooperative
and collaborative learning
strategies to solve a problem
Part Two. Why use Collaborative
Learning to create an iBook
Two Heads are Better than One
Encourages Higher Level
Thinking:
Analysis, Synthesis,
Evaluation, Creative
Thinking
Leads to:
• Interaction & Discussion
• Clarification of Ideas
• Evaluation of Ideas
• Problem Solving rather
than acquisition of
knowledge
Huge Undertaking
Many Parts
Time Consuming
Profit from different
Skills & Abilities
Better Outcome
Part Three: How to Integrate Technology
into the Art Classroom
Gain Support
Encourage students to help
you integrate technology
Find a mentor or Kindred Spirits
Get and Learn Basics of
Technology
Get technology
Get Pedagogy Training: Study
Differences and Implications of
Teacher Directed vs. Student
Centered Approach.
Make changes slowly in your
classroom
Start with a Teacher Directed
Approach with Technology
Start using a blended
teacher directed and
student centered learning
approach with and without
technology
Transition to a Cooperative
Learning approach with
Technology
Combine cooperative
learning with collaborative
learning with/without
Technology
Transition into Collaborative
Learning using Technology
Part Four: What technology do you need?
What you will need: Additional Software
Microsoft
Word
Pages
iPhoto
iMovie
Keynote
Part Five: How to Get Started Integrating
Technology & Collaborative Learning:
Tips on Collaborative Learning
• Introduce Students to iBooks Author (Teacher
Directed/Cooperative Approach?)
• Create Content and Insert Content into iBooks Author
• Establish Project Goals: Identify a Big Idea/Essential
Questions & Possible Real World Project
• Create Groups: Teacher Assigned with Student Input
• Identify Group Goals: Real World Problem or Project
• Keep Groups Midsized w. Equal Number of Girls & Boys
• Build Trust and Promote Open Communication
• Identify student roles in groups: facilitator, recorder,
reporter, fact checker???
• Establish Group Interaction Strategies: How will group
function—Initiating discussions, clarifying points,
challenging assumptions, time keeping, encouraging,
reaching consensus
• Self and Peer Evaluation
Part Six: Questions & Sharing
Part Seven: TAEA Computer Lab
Visit the TAEA Conference Computer Lab
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