The Next Steps
Based on my findings from the first cycle's research, I will shift from the teacher-centered approach totally to a student-centered approach so to increase student's own learning. I will continue to use social constructivist approach to facilitate class activities that allow the students to construct their new knowledge and present their powerful ideas through collaboration. The students will continue to use communication and multimedia technologies, as well as video presentation technology as tools which scaffold their collaborative knowledge building.
I will also work on a plan in which my students will collaborate with an outside school, ideally a school in China , on project-based learning. With collaborations that involve an outside audience, students will have real-life purpose and accelerated motivation to construct their knowledge and develop their language skills.
I will share my research findings and student products to my peers in order to introduce them in best practices for integrating technologies into their classrooms.