- What is the TP knowledge for the solution? (i.e., how does the technology you have chosen support the teaching strategies and methods you have chosen?)
- What is the TC knowledge for the solution? (i.e., how specifically does this technology make the content in your problem more intellectually accessible? Be sure to think about representation.)
- What is the PC knowledge for the solution? (i.e., how specifically do your pedagogical choices make the content in your problem more intellectually accessible?) Be sure to think about how the student will experience the content given these instructional strategies.
The main pedagogy I used was Project Based Learning. This pedagogy helps the learner user higher order thinking skills and helps incorporates the concepts of The Great Gatsby. This type of project allows the student to use the knowledge they learned and apply it in order to complete the project. Using tools like Multimedia Instruction and Podcasting makes it so students have different mediums to present their project. The students are able to create projects that show their comprehension and application of concepts from the novel. By having multiple choices and differentiating instruction, students were able to pick the project that best met their interests making the project meaningful. Every student was required to use Google Docs to complete the typed portion of their project. This made it so the document could be accessed from anywhere, but also shared with me. There was also a formal essay option for students who felt like writing was their best option. Aside from the Google Docs, students had other creative options for their project. For the Audacity assignments, students had to create a song about The Great Gatsby. It was required to have characters, events, and themes from the novel. They also had to include direct quotes. Students then used Audacity to record themselves. The Mixbook option allowed students to create a scrapbook for the main character. They had to pick ten items that are important to the character and find quotes and an explanation to back up their choice. Having multiple options was a pedagogical choice in creating this project. I wanted students to have multiple avenues for complicating the project and displaying their knowledge of the novel.