Monday Success: Best Final Exam Ever

Apr 1, 2013 by

Every week on Monday I share a classroom success story that started with teachers using technology. PLEASE SHARE your stories of success in the classroom- seriously, I need more examples!  This week we hear from Laura Bradley.  Laura has her own blog “Teaching Between the Lines” and tweeted me a few weeks ago, “So much fun with tech-after 20 years in the classroom, it’s like I am starting over with a way cooler bag of tricks.”

As we start planning for the end of the school year, I wanted to share her story on the Best Final Ever.  Check out this link from her blog to see the full story:

 Final Project 2.0

I love this lesson.  This final is a perfect example of real-world learning.  It is project-based.  It requires knowledge of the content.  It requires working with your colleagues or peers to find answers and gain new perspectives or ideas.  It involves the use of technology because it is effective- not because it is a fad.  Finally, it students are ENGAGED.  As Laura points out,

“Three days before winter break, junior high students actively engaged in academic work for over an hour, and then attentively watching their classmates’ presentations?

Best. Final. Ever.”

I could not agree more.  Thank you so much for sharing, Laura.



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