"Tell me and I forget,
teach me and I may remember,
involve me and I learn."
Recently I decided that the "show and tell" format of me teaching/showing an app was simply not getting the job done. I was simply placing another item on their plate, and that plate was starting to look like it was loaded at an all you can eat buffet.
I thought about what I could do differently in regards to meeting the needs of our teachers and came up with the idea of creating "App Task Challenges."
What are App Task Challenges?
- Easy to follow guides that give teachers the opportunity to create products with an app that they can take directly back to their classrooms
- The challenge is in the teacher trying to complete the task from start to finish (usually not a problem)
- I create them using Pages on my Mac
- I share them with our Middle School teachers during our weekly IDT meetings and just last week issued a challenge to our Elementary and High School teachers. The challenge involved teachers completing the app tasks and then sharing their completed product with me via email or with our #aurorahuskies hashtag. An iTunes card was given away to a random name that was drawn from teachers that submitted a product.
Here are some examples of App Task Challenges: