On my final project, I have created a module lesson on perspective. I used the idea of whether or not the Transcontinental Railroad was positive or negative force dependent on the perspective of the groups of individuals who were involved or affected by the construction of the project. My objective is to get the students to analyze the different groups and determine whether it was good or bad based on their experiences because of the construction of such a major transportation advance for the country.
I feel like it is a well-thought out process and adds value and deeper learning as a lesson for seventh graders. There are some glitches, but I hope to be able to become more tech savvy and figure out how to fix them. I would like to try this module with my classes next year. I will incorporate some modifications for low readers such as collaboration for the reading over the notes and getting the notes written. We already work on writing as an activity that we are carrying out to offer more writing practice to assist the English department.
I have learned how to do things on schoology I didn’t know before, thanks to our ITRT, Michelle Martin. She taught me how to make things move smoother from one assignment to another. She didn’t do it for me, but taught me how, so I feel like I can do it on my own. I may need help, but as I teach my students, if you don’t know, ask. I have received feedback and very helpful suggestions from my colleagues which is always greatly appreciated. Thank you for your constructive suggestions and support that I was on the right track.
How would I grade this? Or, how do I want this to be graded for the class? If I were Monty, would check to be sure that the directions are clear and concise. I would want to be sure that the links work. I would also hope that it meet the objective that was intended. It was a lot of work. If I, myself, was grading it, I would like to hope that I would be harder on myself that someone else would. But hey, isn’t that person’s hopes when they turn in a graded assignment? Seriously, I would like it to be graded on effort, use of technology, creativity, and the possibility of some deeper learning experiences for my students.
Thank you for this learning experience.