Changing a Pen for a Mouse
• Will technology improve education in the future?
• Curriculum standards
1. Write a variety of expository texts which include a thesis in the introduction, supporting details in the body, and transition words throughout leading to the conclusion. Additionally, writing will include information from primary and secondary sources that has been quoted, paraphrased.
2. Use appropriate conventions for documentation in the text, notes and bibliographies by adhering to those in style manuals.
3. Write a narrative which explores experiences and events, using language in natural, fresh and vivid ways to establish a specific tone.
4. Write responses to literature or texts to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the significant ideas in words or passages; analyze the imagery language, universal themes, and unique aspects of the text; supporting important ideas and view points through accurate and detailed references to texts.
1. Read various types of authentic texts in order to interpret, extract information, identify literary elements and techniques, make judgments, form conclusions, and establish global relationships through analysis and critical thinking.
2. Participate in interdisciplinary projects requiring the integration of language skills with academic areas.
3. Apply reading strategies such as skimming, scanning, and summarizing in order to better understand the text.
• Expected outcomes
1. To communicate in different situations producing comprehensible written texts.
2. To solicit, give and exchange information understanding the purpose and message in various situations.
3. To learn writing techniques that can be applied in academic and personal setting.
4. To understand the importance of the written word in self-expression.
1. To comprehend authentic literary and expository texts of various lengths.
2. To skim and scan for meaning of authentic texts for various communicative purposes.
3. To draw conclusions and find relationships that aid in the interpretation of the text.
4. To develop a positive attitude towards reading, respect for diverse cultures, and motivation to further promote reading in English.
1. To respect and value differing beliefs, ideas and opinions; to view dialogue as a platform for conflict-resolution and an approximation to the truth.
2. To promote motivation and a quest for knowledge; to search for, select and use relevant information.
• Required resources:
-Primary source information (survey, interview, or letter)
• This project will give ideas about the different ways of dynamically teaching with technology.
Alicia MelaniaVilla Maria Academy, XIII región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile
Camila CVilla Maria Academy, XIII región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile
DENISEVilla Maria Academy, XIII región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile
19 & under
Jacinda ForsterVilla Maria Academy, XIII región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile
Science & Technology
First, we worked in class together as a team creating a essential question and a thesis about the topic we were interested. After that we divided the work according to the interests of each member. When finished, we started to investigate on the Internet and through other methods such as interviews and surveys. Complementing the work done in class, we decided to meet to exchange ideas and check the level of progress of our work. Finally, we added all the information obtained to make the conclusion. Denise is good to write and reflect. She was dedicated to write her ideas and help her team members. Alicia has the patience to investigate issues and find all the possible answers to detailed questions. She brings with information that complements the work of their colleagues. Camila is a highly organized and creative person. She provides the group with clear and original ideas. Also, she motivates us to work together.
Alicia created a survey to our community members on their views about the equity of education in public and private schools, and how technology affects education. Also, she investigated about the projects that are being done globally to improve education using technology.
Denise researched about the education that our ancestors used and the education that we enjoy today. She also made a connection between how technology can affect the education of the future making this a better and more enjoyable one among other qualities.
Camila researched about specific things that scientists have in mind today so we can make a better education, taking the example of the interactive whiteboard among others
Fortunately, we had no major difficulties since we come from the higher education of a Catholic school. The diversity that exists between us is based on the thoughts we have, so we could refer to different topics based on the interests of each one, maintaining the respect between us, since we all have the same educational and socio-cultural background.