• I love your module – so complete! The websites you provided for resources are very thorough. You really should use this for one of your “deeper learning”lessons. The political cartoon is a great addition to the e […]

  • debbie117 posted a new activity comment 4 years, 12 months ago

    I love your module – so complete! The websites you provided for resources are very thorough. You really should use this for one of your “deeper learning”lessons. The political cartoon is a great addition to the essay for students to apply what they have learned.

  • I thought your project was great and very age appropriate. The choice of interactive web sites made it very interesting. I like how the city project has students apply what they have learned. It answers that […]

  • debbie117 posted a new activity comment 4 years, 12 months ago

    I thought your project was great and very age appropriate. The choice of interactive web sites made it very interesting. I like how the city project has students apply what they have learned. It answers that question, “how am I going to use this?” Check out this easy to use website: tinkercad. It would give the students the ability to make the…[Read more]

  • For my final project I created a hybrid module that includes 5 hands on projects for students to create. The development of a student ePortfolio is part of the module to help students feel a sense of […]

  • debbie117 wrote a new post, Final Myers, on the site 4 years, 12 months ago

    For my final project I created a hybrid module that includes 5 hands on projects for students to create. The development of a student ePortfolio is part of the module to help students feel a sense of […]

    • You list your learning outcomes as :

      By the end of this module the learner will be able to:
      1. Complete a project using layers
      2. Complete a project using the basic tools
      3. Complete a project that combines text and image layers
      4. Complete a project using a variety of filters and artistic effects
      5. Complete a project that creates a drawing from an image
      6. Create an animation using layers and color
      7. Complete a project that embeds part of an image into another image

      Your module outline is:
      1. Outline
      2. Student syllabus
      3. course intro
      4. Working with layers
      5. combining images and text
      6.images to drawings
      7. animation
      8. combining images

      My feedback:

      I really like this module. I think this could be useful for students and other teachers.

      I think in the main folder you may want to remove the “outline” link. I don’t think students need to see that for any reason. I like the student syllabus information. You provide an overview of the module and the learning outcomes, as well as your expectations. I am not sure though why you do this in a word document. It seems like it might be cleaner to just use text in a folder (like you do for “course introduction” in the “course introduction” folder). Later on in the module you use PDF docs. I would try to stick to one method of displaying text unless of course you have reasons for using these different formats. Also you asked what would be needed to make this a fully online module, and you are actually really close. One thing would be to add a “start here” folder, which would look very much like the student syllabus, but would give timelines when things were due and the order in which activities should be done.

      Your discussion prompts are good. This is difficult to do well. You provide the right level of detail. Great job!I like the rubrics you developed for the discussion boards as well. I have never seen rubrics developed so speciically for the prompts, but I really like this idea. You may need to tweek these as the grading scale doesn’t really convey how you will judge each criteria. You just list excellent, good, etc. It would take a ton of time to do this, but it would be awesome to really describe each criteria, so for “what you learned”, 1 – Student does not articulate any elements that were learned during this activity. 2 – Student describes at least one learning outcome achieved during this activity. 3 – Student describes in detail one or more learning outcomes achieved during this activity. 4 – Student describes in detail one or more learning outcomes achieved during this activity and xplains how this newly acquired knowledge can be used in other areas (or something like that, that was just off the top of my head). Again, doing prompt specific rubrics fo discussions is not anything I have seen before, but i think it could work really well and would foster really great discussions. When we talked about discussion rubrics before, the ones I have seen were ones that could be used with any prompt and were much more generic. You really took this important element of virtual learning to a new level. Really great job on this!Let me know how this works when you use it.

      Great job on this module! Happy Holidays!

  • I believe I am able to use effective electronic communication methods for instructions in the K-12 education environment through the use of management programs like Schoology, Google Apps like Drive, and through […]

  • debbie117 wrote a new post, Reflection Myers, on the site 4 years, 12 months ago

    I believe I am able to use effective electronic communication methods for instructions in the K-12 education environment through the use of management programs like Schoology, Google Apps like Drive, and through […]

  • I have to admit when I first looked at the assignment and saw the “53 minute video” I was a little rattled. After watching I have to agree – totally worth it! I think virtual reality is so fascinating and I am al […]

  • debbie117 wrote a new post, VR Myers, on the site 5 years ago

    I have to admit when I first looked at the assignment and saw the “53 minute video” I was a little rattled. After watching I have to agree – totally worth it! I think virtual reality is so fascinating and I am […]

  • Except for creating an additional Syllabus for the students, I believe I have completed my Module. The module was intended to be project based and that would give students a strong introduction to using a photo […]

  • debbie117 wrote a new post, Status Myers, on the site 5 years ago

    Except for creating an additional Syllabus for the students, I believe I have completed my Module. The module was intended to be project based and that would give students a strong introduction to using a photo […]

  • It was interesting to read about MOOCs and their history. I have always been interested in courses offered through Coursera, etc. In one article I read that the idea of MOCCs was first tried in 1969 using t.v. […]

  • debbie117 wrote a new post, MOOC Myers, on the site 5 years ago

    It was interesting to read about MOOCs and their history. I have always been interested in courses offered through Coursera, etc. In one article I read that the idea of MOCCs was first tried in 1969 using t.v. […]

  • For my GIMP Tips and Tricks Module I am going to create 5 projects. After working through the introduction activities students will complete each project and post it on a Website that they will create using Google […]

  • debbie117 wrote a new post, Final Plan Myers, on the site 5 years ago

    For my GIMP Tips and Tricks Module I am going to create 5 projects. After working through the introduction activities students will complete each project and post it on a Website that they will create using Google […]

    • Debbie,
      I would really like to be a student in your class. I have walked through your class and I love what the students are doing in there. I believe that the skills you teach would be a huge addition to help me devise interesting online lessons for my students. Building their skills through your online lessons open up a lot of possibilities for what they can do in their future and allows them to give you constructive feedback on their lessons. It would be really cool to do some cross-curricular work. I know you have asked in past years what we were working on to try and collaborate so that the students can get a deeper understanding of the content by using it to create your lessons. It would be kind of cool to do that again.

    • Debbie,

      Your module is turning out really great. I love having the rubrics right there for students to see how they are being assessed. I also just really like the lessons. To address our question abotu rubrics for discussion boards – I have seen some rubrics online for discussion posts, and sometime i have thought they were cool. There was one that i really wanted to find to share with you but i haven’t been able to locate it. I will keep looking though. But it really micro-managed the posts, but almost in a good way, like it gave specific points to just how you titled your post. And i wonder if that might be useful for 8th graders since they don’t have a lot of experience in this style of writing. You can google around for discussion post rubrics and see what comes up, but my thought is you can either go this route of really explaining exactly what they should do, or not. I don’t ever do this for college students and inservice teachers cause it seems to micro-managy, but again, with 8th graders you may really want to give them firm rules for posting. I will continue to try to look for this one rubric I remember.

      In terms of your discussion prompts, I would try to be more specific, especially with 8th graders. Try to get them to bring personal experiences in, this will help prevent group-think answers. So for example, maybe ask how they could use the newly acquired skills in their favorite hobby. Or ask them for a specific example of another classes assignment where they could use these skills. The more specific the better, and this generally goes for everyone, not just 8th graders. Also, try to encourage conversation between them, again with very specific prompts.

      Great job so far. I think your module is shaping up really well.

      Your module is designed for hybrid, right?

    • one thing, i know we went back and forth on your syllabus, but it maight be confusing for your students the way it is laid out right now. You might want to consider simplifying it a bit and just providing information your students would need

  • Lesson Description:
    This lesson is being designed for 8th graders who have been learning about the basics of typography. This lesson is a part of a module containing five projects designed to teach the basic […]

  • debbie117 wrote a new post, Final TPACK Myers, on the site 5 years ago

    Lesson Description:

    This lesson is being designed for 8th graders who have been learning about the basics of typography. This lesson is a part of a module containing five projects designed to teach the basic […]

  • I agree that it is something that must be taught and reinforced repeatedly in order for them to master it. I do believe that one of the reasons your daughter mastered it early on was because you taught her to do […]

  • debbie117 posted a new activity comment 5 years ago

    I agree that it is something that must be taught and reinforced repeatedly in order for them to master it. I do believe that one of the reasons your daughter mastered it early on was because you taught her to do it and to me that is the key. If a student is in a home where independence and self regulation is taught and encouraged and absolutely…[Read more]

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