Name
Welcome back, dark Middle Ages ... or not?
Topic
History of the Early Middle Ages (V-XI century c.e.)
Learning time
7 hours
Designed learning time
8 hours and 30 minutes
Size of class
22
Description
Scenario: Content Creation In the class will be formed 7 groups of 3 students. Each group will produce these digital products: 1) an Office Sway presentation; 2) a concept map with Mindomo; 3) a video interview with a significant character (not a famous one by necessity) for the Middle Ages Newscast. All the materials (texts, videos, etc.) are loaded on Schoology platform on which students can communicate. Each group must also produce a log book in a digital format (eg a spreadsheet on Google Drive), to document the work process, which will be evaluated as Collaborative Problem Solving. They can also use WhatsApp.
Aims
Knowledge To acquire an acceptable understanding of the basic concepts of the following sub-topics: 1) the Lombards; 2) the feudal society; 3) the birth of Islam; 4) the Byzantine Empire; 5) monasticism; 6) Charlemagne; 7) Spain and the Caliphate of Cordoba - England before Hastings Skills To Learn the use of the following app / resources with the iPad: Knowmia Teach, Keynote, Edpuzzle. 21st Century Skills To develop the set of Learning and Innovation Skills: • Creativity and Innovation • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving • Communication and Collaboration
Outcomes
Knowledge, Synthesis, Comprehension, Affective learning outcomes, Evaluate, Produce
Editor
Angelo_Chiarle
DREAM
60 minutes)
  • Read Watch Listen
    15
    22
    0
    The teacher introduces the topic, summarizing the main points of each sub-topic so that every student has some idea by which he can choose the subject that he prefers. After introducing the content, the teacher quickly shows the functioning of Knowmia and Edpuzzle, explaining the kind of work that the groups will have to make.
  • Practice
    15
    1
    1
    Choose your favorite topic and subsequent formation of the groups
  • Collaborate
    30
    3
    1
    Each group assigns roles: secretary, in charge of the logbook, supervisor of quality, responsible of the time, head of the climate, etc. At the end it needs to be clearly communicated to the teacher who does what.
Notes:
▣ Formative Goals (Habits of Mind/Attitudes): Education choice + Responding with wonderment and awe + Thinking interdependently ▣ Learning Environment: Classroom ▣ Digital technologies & tools: IWB, Knowmia, Edpuzzle (teacher) - Google Module, Sheets, Document, Trello (students) ▣ Assessment: formative with ClassCharts
Resources linked: 1
EXPLORE
15 minutes)
  • Investigate
    15
    1
    0
    The various groups are beginning to explore the material (text and video) from "process" as it has been loaded by the teacher on Schoology. The groups can carry out a little webquest, if they want, the teacher asking for advice if in trouble.
Notes:
▣ Formative Goals (Habits of Mind/Attitudes): Self-regulated learning, Persisting, Questioning and posing problems ▣ Learning Environment: Classroom ▣ Digital technologies & tools: Safari, Chrome, Evernote ▣ Assessment: formative with ClassCharts
Resources linked: 1
MAP
40 minutes)
  • Produce
    30
    3
    0
    Once concluded the phase of group research, the group meets and collects on a concept map the resources individually found on the web by the three members of the group. The concept map will be evaluated with a grade.
  • Discuss
    5
    3
    0
    After realizing the concept map (which is assessed by the teacher), the group decides what information (web page, video on Youtube) each member of the group has to read, analyze, understand and synthesize.
  • Produce
    5
    3
    0
    The individual tasks of each member have to be recorded by the secretary of the group using Trello or a Google spreadsheet.
Notes:
▣ Formative Goals (Habits of Mind/Attitudes): Self-regulated learning, Persisting, Listening with understanding and empathy, Striving for accuracy, Thinking interdependently ▣ Learning Environment: Classroom ▣ Digital technologies & tools: Mindomo, Trello or Google Sheets. ▣ Assessment: formative with ClassCharts+summative (the concept map)
Resources linked: 1
MAKE I
120 minutes)
  • Read Watch Listen
    50
    1
    0
    Each member of the group reads the assigned web page or document, or sees the assigned video, eventually asking the teacher when something is not clear. Each member must take notes on OneNote or a Google Document. The individual notes will be evaluated with a grade.
  • Collaborate
    20
    3
    1
    Using Stormboard the group decides how to set the video interview. After the brainstorming, the roles are divided: that brings together and unifies in a single text the notes of all, those seeking images, those who create the slides on Office Sway.
  • Produce
    50
    1
    0
    The group carries out the work: 1) brings together and unifies in a single text all the notes, 2) search images 3) creates the slides on Office Sway.
Notes:
▣ Formative Goals (Habits of Mind/Attitudes): Self-regulated learning, Persisting, Listening with understanding and empathy, Striving for accuracy, Thinking interdependently ▣ Learning Environment: Classroom and students' home ▣ Digital technologies & tools: Google Documents or Evernote, Stormboard, Keynote, Chrome or Safari or Flickr ▣ Assessment: formative with ClassCharts+ summative (individual notes)
Resources linked: 1
ASK
60 minutes)
  • Discuss
    60
    1
    0
    Each member of the group presents and discusses his work to the teacher, who checks the correctness of the concepts, the relevance of the images, the effectiveness of graphic slides, etc. With the teacher, students can discuss face to face or via Schoology.
Notes:
▣ Formative Goals (Habits of Mind/Attitudes): Listening with understanding and empathy, Striving for accuracy, Questioning and posing problems ▣ Learning Environment: Classroom or students' home ▣ Digital technologies & tools: Edmodo ▣ Assessment: formative with ClassCharts
Resources linked: 1
RE-MAKE I
15 minutes)
  • Produce
    15
    1
    0
    After taking note of the recommendations and suggestions by the teacher, each team member corrects his work.
Notes:
▣ Formative Goals (Habits of Mind/Attitudes): Striving for accuracy ▣ Learning Environment: Classroom and students' home ▣ Digital technologies & tools: Edmodo ▣ Assessment: formative with ClassCharts
Resources linked: 1
MAKE II
90 minutes)
  • Practice
    45
    3
    0
    The group creates the concept map on Mindomo, and write the script for the video inteview, making sure that every member speaks more or less for the same time.
  • Produce
    15
    3
    0
    They record the video interview (at home or at school, if the members don't have the possibility to meet outside school).
  • Collaborate
    30
    3
    0
    When the video interview is finished, the groups deliver the .avi or mp4 files to the teacher, who uploads them on Youtube.
Notes:
▣ Formative Goals (Habits of Mind/Attitudes): Striving for accuracy, Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision, Creating, imagining, innovating, Thinking interdependently, Questioning and posing problems ▣ Learning Environment: Classroom and/or students' home ▣ Digital technologies & tools: Knowmia Teach, Edpuzzle ▣ Assessment: formative with ClassCharts+ summative (Knowmia videopresentation)
Resources linked: 1
SHOW
110 minutes)
  • Read Watch Listen
    30
    19
    0
    Every student individually watches the video-interviews made by other groups.
  • Discuss
    15
    3
    0
    All students evaluate videos made by the classmates (peer-review) via a Google form prepared by the teacher, also expressing a synthetic judgment.
  • Investigate
    30
    3
    0
    After analyzing the assessments by the classmates on their video interview.
  • Produce
    20
    3
    0
    Eveery group writes their own thoughts on the work done in a final self-assessment card. This card will receive a summative group evaluation.
  • Produce
    15
    1
    0
    Each student writes a final thought on his own Learning Diary (made on Padlet) on what he learned during this activity.
Notes:
▣ Formative Goals (Habits of Mind/Attitudes): Thinking interdependently, Thinking about thinking (metacognition), Thinking and communicating with clarity and precision, ▣ Learning Environment: Classroom and/or students' home ▣ Digital technologies & tools: Edpuzzle, Google Document or Pages ▣ Assessment: formative with ClassCharts+ summative (final self-assessment card)
Resources linked: 1

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