Kate Evenson, a member of the Thom Technology Catalyst Team, is another one of those teachers who is too modest to boast about the innovative and engaging learning experiences she designs for students. Here is a teacher who collaborates very closely with her colleagues to dream up creative tech-infused inquiry-based learning designs for her students in grades 9 and 10. In the past I’ve had the chance to see her in action guiding her students through mock trials, debates, and a sweet project where she had students create visual art in order to appeal to specific neighborhoods in Regina. You’ll be interested in reading about her “Love, a fair” project she created to transform the way in which her learners master curricular outcomes through the reading of Shakespeare. And, how can I not mention one of her latest projects that can be seen HERE!
Recently, Kate has been concentrating on Digital Citizenship. She has put together a nifty little project that you can access HERE. Kate identified her focus as being:
– the basics (using word, attaching emails, saving properly on the school computers)
– the new basics (prezi, glogster, animoto, xtranormal, etc. As presented by a fabulous consultant.)
– how technology is affecting us (emotionally, physically)
– cyber bullying (and bullying in general)
– what the internet really is
– how to evaluate websites and use the internet to research well
– what are uses and what are abuses of technology
The study culminated in a ceremony where students were presented with a “producing technology license”.
Follow Kate’s blog, The English Sight! I know she doesn’t mind sharing her resources and ideas.