Design Digital Age Learning Experiences: The Activity Types Approach

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
- George Bernard Shaw

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

Thinking Together:

  • Sample standards lesson examination
    • What activities are present?
    • What other activity options might you consider?
    • What other technologies might you consider?
    • How do you choose?


  • The Activity Types Approach
    • Discussion of different content areas and broad categories of AT's
    • Using the AT taxonomies to plan individual lessons
    • Using the AT taxonomies to plan units (block planning)


  • Practice planning


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