Assignment: Meaningful Activities With Authentic Results
For this Assignment, you will explore these two concepts in order to enhance children’s learning experiences.
By Day 7 of Week 8
Part 1: Enhancing Children’s Learning Experiences With Technology
Technology is a powerful tool that can take learning to a new level. Think about a learning experience you have facilitated or observed. Use the framework for TPACK and redesign the lesson using the SAMR model. In your Assignment, include:
The original learning experience (1–2 paragraphs)
How you redesigned the learning experience to utilize the TPACK framework
The age group on which you are focusing and why this learning experience is appropriate, meaningful, and engaging (i.e., your rationale for the changes you are recommending and how technology will foster a more meaningful experience for the children)
Assignment length: 2–3 pages
Part 2: Reflecting on TPACK and SAMR
Develop a 500-word reflection paper or a 3- to 5-minute reflection piece in the form of a podcast and transcript focusing on how the TPACK and SAMR concepts can assist all teachers, including those new to the field, in planning meaningful learning experiences and creating exciting, supportive environments. Include a summary of how teachers can determine which technology is developmentally appropriate for young children across the early childhood age spectrum and which digital tools enhance development and learning. If appropriate to the age level, include how technology can encourage children to manage their own learning in developmentally appropriate ways.
Submission and Grading Information
Zero to Three. (n.d.). Screen sense: Setting the record straight. https:// https://search.ebsc https://go.openathens.net/redirector/waldenu.edu?url=https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S00333506203
Access the free download “Screen Sense: Setting the Record Straight—Research-based Guidelines for Screen Use for Children Under 3 Years Old.”