PIDP 3250 Instructional Strategies

Digital Project

Role playing is an excellent way for students to interact. To learn how to use this tool in your classroom. Click Here to access my digital project. Hope you enjoy my characters southern “twang”.

First I wasn’t sure how to start the project. I researched several websites and used many different strategies to create my script. It was challenging trying to compact all the information in a 5 minute timeslot. Once the script was written, I tried a few different ways to record my voice. It started off with a professional microphone, which I rented from our “Advanced Learning Technologies Center”. Then I switched to an app that I downloaded on my phone. After a few recordings I loaded my voice on PowToon, and selected a mysterious background track to match the lesson.

PowToon itself was an easy tool to use, once I understood the main functions and its limitations. Following the suggested steps from PowToon helped me complete this task at ease.

Step #1 Write a script

Step#2 Record voiceover

Step #3 Add visuals

After compiling all three steps, I published the video and showed it to my peers at work. They all  understood the benefits of using “Role Playing” in the classroom, and were interested to try PowToon for future lessons.

I recommend everyone to try and create a cartoon with Powtoon.  It’s a lot of fun and it forces you to use your imagination.

“As you are aware there are many instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom. Role playing is a fun way to engage students in a higher order of thinking.  Having them involved in an exercise that is as realistic possible, will increase their ability to transfer knowledge, and show them how to behave in similar situations. These are important traits to have when socializing in today’s world.” Ralph (2015)

Resources:

http://serc.carleton.edu/introgeo/roleplaying/howto.html#objectives

http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/role-play

file:///C:/Users/60083036/Downloads/TCM-Role-Play-Practice.pdf

What Domain Represents You?

Here’s a simple list that explains the difference between each of Bloom’s Taxonomy Domains. The definitions are easy to understand, as it uses simple modern day language. This overview is a great tool to use when you need to clarify and distinguish the different levels.

Bloom has indicated three domains. Cognitive domain (Brain), Affective domain (Heart) and Psychomotor domain (Hands).

Cognitive Affective Psychomotor
knowledge attitude skills
1. Recall data 1. Receive (awareness) 1. Imitation (copy)
2. Understand 2. Respond (react) 2. Manipulation (follow instructions)
3. Apply (use) 3. Value (understand and act) 3. Develop Precision
4. Analyse (structure/elements) 4. Organise personal value system 4. Articulation (combine, integrate related skills)
5. Synthesize (create/build) 5. Internalize value system (adopt behaviour) 5. Naturalization (automate, become expert)
6. Evaluate (assess, judge in relational terms)

Jim Carrey’s Commencement Address at the 2014 MUM Graduation

Jim Carrey does an excellent job encouraging students to become successful in the future.

Inspirational Quotes found in the video:

“you can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance doing what your love” – Jim Carrey

“The affect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is” – Jim Carrey

“Your job is not to figure out how its going to happen for you, but to open the door in your head, and when the door opens in real life, just walk through it. Don’t worry if you miss the cue, there’s always doors opening.” – Jim Carrey