Show & Tell: Digital Artifacts of Student Learning
This fully online course introduces participants to playful apps and activities to get students excited about sharing what they know through digital artifacts. A digital artifact is a technology-enhanced documentation of student learning. Digital artifacts offer teachers an alternative to traditional assessment methods and an opportunity to know their students through creative personalized assignments. Participants in this course will learn how students can demonstrate their learning through digital artifacts such as collages, infographics, digital posters, mind maps, digital doodles, ebooks, animated characters, interactive images, comics, screencasts, idea boards, videos, and more.
Students who create digital artifacts synthesize and curate relevant information, integrate varieties of technology uses, apply design thinking to digital representations, communicate their own understanding of concepts and ideas, and share personal connections with their class community. All of the readings and activities included in this course support the Common Core State Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and the ISTE Standards (International Society for Technology in Education). This course may be completed with or without students.