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How Did They Do That?

, , City College of New York, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


This paper is intended to demystify the process of implementing a complex multimedia project-based learning assignment in undergraduate and graduate teacher education courses. The approach is based on a synthesis of theories and the use of five major scaffolds throughout the semester. The final products are student group-created websites for teachers on the use of student-selected teaching strategies which foster active, meaningful learning. Creation of the materials for the websites involves a variety of individual and group activities. The final websites include: students' individual research papers, lesson plans, resources, links, PowerPoint slides and a short video illustrating the teaching strategy. Students feel pride in their accomplishments when they show their websites with an Internet browser to the rest of the class.


Hartman, H. & Grasserbauer, D. (2003). How Did They Do That?. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 357-359). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 16, 2019 from .



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