Problems of Practice and Digital Tools

This week in CEP 812 our goal was to identify problems of practice in the classroom, either well-structured or ill-structured, and explore different digital tools that could help us address these problems. The problem of practice that I will be focusing on relates to a Social Studies unit on celebrations for a Kindergarten class. In order to explore a certain cultural festival in greater depth, the students will be asked to learn about the history and meaning behind the celebration. Their goal is to retell the story and their understanding of the sequence of events using a storyboard. The video below shows how the digital tool called “Storyboard That” serves this purpose and is particularly useful in allowing students to focus on organizing information and retelling the key events within the story.


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