How can educators use technology to increase students’ engagement in activities essential to rigorous learning? What are the most effective tools for analyzing, designing, and refining those tasks of learning? And finally, how can we increase the cognitive rigor and thoughtful integration of technology into learning tasks, in order to better prepare students for college and beyond? In Powerful Task Design, these questions and more will be answered, as you get to know the Powerful Task Rubric for Designing Student Work. Applicable for educators across all disciplines and grade levels, you’ll use the tool to analyze, design, and refine cognitively engaging tasks of learning. This guide will help you • Explore and use the Powerful Task Rubric piece-by-piece in an easily digestible format to help you delve into the tool’s design components. • Use technology to complete interactive tasks, and understand first-hand how technology is a critical design component in student task design that brings about more profound and relevant learning. • Identify opportunities for creating powerful tasks in the areas of engagement, academic strategies, questions, and cognition. • Supplement your task design arsenal with tools like the Diagnostic Instrument to Analyze Learning (DIAL). This must-have resource brings together the research and strategies educators need to design engaging, powerful learning tasks. Student performance has a direct correlation to the power of the learning task - this book will help you positively impact both.
Introduction The Power of the Task
Please follow the directions and complete the Iconic Event Task below:
Below is a series of seminal, historical, and influential events that have happened in the United States during the 21st century. If you are American, it is likely that the events have had an impact on your life. Once you have identified/clarified each event below, rank the events from greatest impact in your life to least impact in your life by placing the number for each event on the continuum below the list. Be prepared to justify your rankings. If you need some assistance (or validation) that you are working with the “correct” moments in time, smartphones are excellent tools for acquiring ...