This week I read several chapters from a book called The Anti-Education Era: Creating Smarter Students Through Digital Learning by James Gee. It discusses how we need to create learners to desire and attempt to solve some wicked problems in life and more specifically, America. The link provides the “take aways” I had while reading this book as well as what makes it so incredibly difficult to solve these problems. Please read, respond and enjoy.
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I have identified a problem of practice as being students having difficulty remembering information. A possible solution would be to allow them to be creative and make a comic strip that they would remember. Using the tool makebeliefscomix.com, students will be able to show what they know in a comic strip and create a scenario that follows the guidelines of either inductive or deductive reasoning.
In the past, I let students create a cartoon video with text to speech using Xtranormal.com for this lesson and they absolutely loved it. That site is not working so I needed to find something else. You can also see that this type of tool could be used in any classroom and have multiple different purposes. I hope you can find a way to add this wonderful tool to your own classroom.
Although I tried embedding my video, wordpress kept saying that it was fetching the video. The link is below.