This module has helped me think about the impact of the internet on my students' learning in the following ways:
Students today have access to the ideas of all types of people from very diverse cultures. This gives them the opportunity to see things from many points of perspective. Students must really weigh these ideas and their sources with their own values and decide whether they will adopt or reject such ideas.
How can technology be used most effectively to support and assess student learning? Technology can be most effective in engaging the students in the lesson. Students today enjoy and are very comfortable with technology. Students who are more engaged and enjoy showing what they can do with technology will produce better results and retain more of any lesson.
This module has helped me think about student-centered assessment in the following ways:
I have thought about how I can help the students become more successful by giving them a checklist or rubric at the beginning of a unit to guide them along the path to what I want them to learn or think about. I have also thought about teaching them how to create rubrics for other things they do in their lives. In Teen Leadership they could have a rubric that maps out ways they can improve relationships at home. In PE they could have a rubric that outlines the basics for learning a new skill. Each day, week, practice, or game they could address the rubric to monitor their progress and evaluate what effect it has in the given area.
This module has made me think about my role as an instructional designer in the following ways:
I should lead students to understanding of big, important concepts investigating small details only in respect to the big picture. In focusing on the details first students may remember some facts that seem disjointerd and unrelated without any real application to their lives.
This module has helped me think about using standards, CFQs, or formative assessment in the following ways:
I can get more students engaged beginning with essential questions. Asking open-ended questions gives all students a chance to contribute. Once they are engaged it will be easier to lead them down to more specific detailed informtion.