Innovative Learning Blog
What drives me is what drives students. I know that technology and the use of it motivates them. I also know that student choice is important. I also know that it has to be meaningful and they have to have a platform with an audience to voice what motivated them to choose their topic. Technology is the medium to which the voice is best delivered. I feel that way because students love to get their hands on technology and the technology can enhance projects as well as provide diversity of choice. I want to become an expert at facilitating technologically, innovative story telling through podcasts, blogs, movies, music, computer graphics, and text created and aided by the technological tools available.
At the heart of everything, I am most curious about "oracy". Watching the Case Study, www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfrwGZyk-bc, "Public Speaking: Oracy Skills for the Real World", inspired me to want to do further investigating on how oracy can drive literacy. In the Case Study, there is a school called School 21 that is focused on oracy, which has created an environment that has motivated and inspired students and at the same time catapulted the school into the top echelon of school's in terms of academic testing. We're so focused on writing, reading, math, and other subjects. Maybe, the whole time the answer was in our voice!