No Series: Learning Computer Skills: On Their Own

Learning Computer Skills: On Their Own

Lesson Objective: Self-selected technology projects give students control of learning
All Grades / Technology / Projects
1 MIN

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Discussion and Supporting Materials

Thought starters

  1. How does this approach teach students to take initiative in learning new things?
  2. How do the projects develop both hard and soft skills for college and the work force?
  3. What type of direction and support do students need when given such an open-ended task?

9 Comments

  • Private message to m Williams
Awesome idea let them problem solve learn a new skill and a relevant skill. The importance here is they have direction, guidance and understand that help is available they just have to ask. In addition, the students get an opportunity to be creative.
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  • Private message to Flordine Williams
Excellent teaching strategy to share with my computer teacher candidate!
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  • Private message to Susan Aull
Excellent teaching strategy.
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  • Private message to Harold Tod Newkom
Nice, I wish my school was small enough to have all the students do this on a Friday. I like the idea!
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  • Private message to Laura Lyle
I am enamored by the idea behind this. I have had to learn to back off and not guide everything my students do, and wow, have my special kids surprised me. They gravitate towards technology for the most part; this is one area they can conquer without constant adult supervision. I fully expect this area to have a very high independent success rate. It really is fun to watch them be successful without adults telling them what to do.
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Buchser Middle School
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