I believe there is no better time than now to use our creative and tech skills to engage students in powerful learning. We are teachers in a digital world and we have opportunities to share information with our students in entirely new ways - our students should have opportunities to do the same. Just imagine the type of formative and summative assessments that could be created with the combination of interactive web 2.0 and 3.0 tools.
This week, I wrote a paper on an instructional design model (Smith and Ragan) for a course I am taking in my doctoral program. In addition to the paper, my peers and I were tasked with the challenge of creating a digital presentation. Since design work is often non-linear in nature, a Prezi seemed the best tool to share my work online. The Prezi captured the nature of my paper but lacked a little something... so I used Screenr to narrate the presentation. Although I detest the sound of my recorded voice, I believe the combination is an interesting one that affords me the opportunity to share content in a potentially powerful way.
In the art room, I am envisioning narrated tours of artwork, recorded critques, and more. So... Let's get creative!
If you have any interest in instructional design, or just want to see the Prezi/Screenr combo in action please feel free to watch the videos below (just give this Southern girl a break on my less than radio quality voice)...
Click here to read my paper on the Smith & Ragan Instructional Design Model.