On the website 21Things4Students, many of the skills you mentioned are addressed. Demonstrate the site. Show the list of quests/topics on the right. Discuss some of the skills that might be addressed. This lesson introduces Quest Basics.
Demonstrate navigation at the site. Select Begin Here. Go over the Orientation page. Point out Expanding Content Boxes, Playing Videos, and Closed Captioning (why is this useful?) Controlling Volume, How to Play Audio Files, Student Showcase Portfolio Templates (if this is how you want the learners to display their work), and Quizlet Learning Quizzes.
Hand out 21Things4Students Quest Basics. (found in the Documents) Be sure all learners have a Google Account. In pairs have learners each create a folder to share with the teacher. (The instructions are on the document, under Getting Started) In pairs, learners show their partner their Google Drive and the folder they have created. Share the folder with each other and with the teacher.
Today's topic will be Basics. Now that learners can navigate through the site, have them go to The Basics link. Scroll down and show the Quest you have selected Quest 1 Navigation, Quest 2 Image Capture, and Quest 3 Shortcuts. (you can include any other quests you want to address) Demonstrate the Things 1 Basics VocabularyGame that uses Quizlet. If Quizlet is new to the learners have them practice with their partner.
Demonstrate Quest 1 Navigation, 2 Image Capture, and 3 Shortcuts.
The assignment is as follows
- For Quest 1: Read through the introduction. Watch the videos in Part One Basics and Part Q1 Navigation. These appear at the top of the screen
- For Quest 2: Create a screenshot. Follow the Steps. Save it in your Google Doc
- For Quest 3: Try the shortcuts for the device you are using. Work with a partner to learn different shortcuts.
- Write a summary of what you learned.
The Word Document, Quest Basics outlines the tasks to be done. Students use Googe Drive to create a folder and Google Docs to create a document inside of the folder. If you do not use Google Docs, you can modify the document to reflect the applications you use.