CRAVE project

For this Crave project my research question was about the way of teaching in Italian schools. This topic was really interesting to research because it demonstrates that everybody complains about it but nobody takes the cause and fight against it. The reason why they don’t complain is that they don’t know another world besides their own, so it’s normal and legit for them to let this happen.

It was not a easy topic because it’s something hard to explain and complain about and there are many other issues that the government and society has to take care of. I had fun researching this question though because I could see what the real issues behind it are and how to solve them.

I – Creativity and Innovation

Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes
using technology. Students:
a. apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
d. identify trends and forecast possibilities

III – Research and Information Fluency

Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students:
a. plan strategies to guide inquiry
b. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and
media
c. evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks
d. process data and report results

IV – Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make
informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students:
a. identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation
b. plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project
c. collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions
d. use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions

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High school technology project

Writer, Contributing. “High School Technology Projects.” EHow. Demand Media, 30 Sept. 2009. Web. 02 Apr. 2013.

Ehow in the article, High School Technology Projects, explains how the computer is used at school and how useful it is for teenagers’ education.

Ehow supports its idea by listing and explaining the main advantages that the use of the computer gives. For examples students can create movies and brainstorm ideas and write a movie script using a word-processing program. Then they should learn how to edit the video and add music and special effects. It can also be used for presentations. Students can take any information and create a multimedia with it.

The purpose is to encourage teachers to give assignments that include the use of the computer in order to let student play with computers but at the same time having a chance to study.

I totally agree with everything. The computer can be a great help at school if used in the right way and if teachers are always updated about new programs and way of learning.

Digital Literacy

Facebook:I think that facebook it is a really useful social media.  Since I am really far away from home, Facebook helps me to stay in touch with my friends and my family.  I think it’s very important that I can select the people who I want to show the post.  I use facebook a lot because I have a lot of friends from all around the world and it’s a nice way to know where they are going and what they’re doing, how they’re growing…

Edmodo:

http://www.edmodo.com/home

I use this social media for school and I think it’s the nicest thing ever because you can keep all your homework in just a website and see if you forgot something or if you’re not at school you can still know what they are doing in class or if there are new assignments.  The only thing is that you still need an explanation on some of the assignments since they are sometimes long and summarized.

LinkedIn:

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/gaia-quinto/65/175/978

I had to create a LinkedIn account for school but I never use it. I don’t think it’s useful, maybe it can help you to remember all the things that you have done in your life and awards.

Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/user/GaiaTime95

I made a Youtube account because before coming to Alaska I thought it would have been cool to keep a video blog but since uploading video was a really slow process and if your video is longer than 15 minutes you can’t upload it. So I don’t use it often, but it’s definitely useful.

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/GaiaQuinto

I just got a twitter account and I don’t really like it since it’s full of random posts. I personally think that facebook is way more useful because the pictures are less random and less modified. People think a little bit more about what they post.

 

Online I just talk to people that I know. Every social media can be either useful or dangerous and it depends on how you manage it. I am the same person even if sometimes it’s easier to fake emotions.

I think I manage my online life pretty good.

V – Digital Citizenship

Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical
behavior. Students:
a. advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology
b. exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity
c. demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning
d. exhibit leadership for digital citizenship