Last year, Mr. Anderson embarked on a problem-based learning opportunity for his Anatomy students.
This year, Mr. Anderson invited my to his classroom for the final days of the learning environment. Students were introduced to a patient. That patient was shown an informational iMovie describing the body part that was being affected. The iPad provided a great conversation starter between the patient and the students. Within that movie, students provided factual information along with specific footage of the students describing the body parts functions. (Special thanks to Mr. Gosse for being a patient)
Impact On Students:
Collaboration: Students worked in partners to develop an information iMovie that would provide patients with some of the knowledge they needed to understand what was ailing them.
Creativity: Students need to use a multi-media approach complete with audio, video, and still images to convey information in a clear and concise manner.
Critical Thinking: Students experienced a wealthy of information and placing the correct information into the video was vital. In addition, students needed to transfer the knowledge they had of the body parts to the patient while having a conversation. It wasn't all about the technology. Students needed to critically think about the most important information and provide that to the patient.