Artifacts are concrete objects that students design, create and share. Designing lessons that allow students to create meaningful artifacts, promotes active learning. According to Seymour Papert of MIT, children learn best when they are in the active role of designer and constructor. The full effect of learning comes full circle when the learner explains the process. This process may include researching, drawing diagrams, interviewing others, etc. There are five primary artifacts of knowledge: facts, concepts, processes, procedures, and principles (Clark, Mayer, 2007). This session will focus on artifacts for mastery learning. Participants will align online tools to artifacts for the purpose of empowering students and providing choices in the learning process.



The SAMR Model - Enhancing Technology Integration

Level
Definition
Questions
Examples
Functional Change
Redefinition
Tech allows for creation of new tasks, previously inconceivable
What will I gain by replacing the older technology with the new technology?
Students in groups collaborate on google document to create a global project. The project could include photographs, graphics, video, etc.
Use available technology to completely redesign task
Modification
Technology allows for significant task redesign
Have I added a feature to the task process that could not be done with the older technology at a fundamental level
How does this feature contribute to my design?
Google document integrating a spreadsheet and calculating sums and creating a graph to explain spreadsheet data and provide visual.
Productivity increase
Augmentation
Technology acts as direct tool substitute, with functional improvement
How is the original task being modified?
Does this modification depend upon the new technology?
How does this modification contribute to my design?
Google document using spell check to correct errors.
using same tool with some functional improvement
Substitution
Technology acts as a direct tool substitute, with no functional change.
What is the new task?
Will it replace or supplement older tasks?
How is it uniquely made possible by the new technology?
How does it contribute to my design?
Google document instead of pencil and paper
No cut and paste, no spell check, direct substitution.


Tools and Artifacts
Visual
Construct
Oral
Multimedia
Written
Chart
Model
Debate
Music/Song
Response to Literature
Graph
Sculpture
Panel Discussion
Illustrated Book
Report
Drawing
Museum Exhibit
Reader's Theater
TV Show
Persuasive Essay
Poster

Radio Talk Show
Video Poetry
Letter
Comic Strip

Press Conference
Photo Essay
Children's Story
Map

Talk Show
Video Travelogue
Diary
Book Cover

Monologue
News Report
Story


Siskel-Roeper Review
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