Now it is time to try out your chosen technology and design a prototype of your Technology-Enabled Learning Activity solution.

Prototyping can sound daunting if you think of it in relation to engineering or lab work. But at its basic level, it involves putting a small tangible creation in front of your users instead of talking about abstract ideas. It can result in much richer feedback from the people that matter to you and your work. The basic steps are:

  • Design
  • Share
  • Refine

Experimentation and play are essential for getting to know a tool and discovering what works well within a design. But when it comes creating something entirely new, it is best to approach it with a well-thought-out vision of what you want the result to be.

If you select a technology from one of the resources included in one of the How To’s, you will have access to its guided lessons and activities that will help you get started. If you decide to explore new terrain through a tool or technology from another list, you will need to allocate for further planning time

The  Technology-Enabled Learning Activity Planning Document is an example of one way to map out the planning process, but you might want to develop your own planning notes based on your preferences. To use the document template, go into the File menu on the Google document and make a copy of the file to save in your Google Drive or select Download to save it as a file on your computer. Rename the file and complete the template.


This activity is part of the Prototype section of the Technologist Module.

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  • Plan
    by Sarah Versteeg (@Sarah Versteeg)

    Very helpful, especially when I’m going to try to associate cost of technology support and usage.

  • Prototype Planning
    by Bert Slessor (@BS)

    The prototype planning stage was a good eye-opener to how much time certain tasks may take.  Though, once I got into adjusting part of my course, the time you think it will take tends to go beyond what I had budgeted for — lesson learned.  This task also helped me see the multiple parts that more… »

  • Prototype
    by Michelle Laurence (@Michelle Laurence)

    My Flipgrid learner challenge prototype is outlined here. I have tried something like this, but missed the boat on so many deeper learning and interaction opportunities, some of which are built-in to the app!

  • Ensuring Learning and Understanding
    by jessica srivastava (@Jessica)

    Please see the attached Google doc for my planning around Academic Writing using H5p.

  • PLANEWORK Prototype Planning
    by Terry Greene (@terrygreene)

    See my Technology-Enabled Activity Planning Document here

  • Prototype Planning
    by Gary Danner (@gdanner)

    Please refer to the attached PDF for the outline of my planning

  • Padlet – Prototype planning
    by amy taylor (@amytaylor)

    I really liked this planning page…although there was not much to include with padlet as the work has been done and it is really a simple tool (not that I know what it is).

  • The Sense Making Classroom
    by Christopher Rowe (@ChristopherRowe)

    Please take a look at the attached link to get a better understanding of how I intend to implement the solution to my student challenge.  I hope you have a wicked awesome day! Christopher.

  • Peer feedback H5P tool prototye
    by Elan Paulson (@Elan Paulson)

    For some reason the attached document and n/a combination isn’t working for me, so I am copying the prototype planning here.   Technology-Enabled Activity Planning Document This document may help you plan your creation, as well as encouraging you to estimate how much time you will need to invest. Title: Trust Battery H5P Object Tool more… »

  • Planning document-Google slides
    by Anahita Khazaei (@Ana)

    Please open the google doc attached to see my planning document for using Google slides  to enhancing students’ engagement and interaction during synchronous online sessions.

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