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TPack2

I appreciated the feedback and hope that I made the appropriate changes. I think I may still be struggling to perfect the lesson plan because I haven’t nailed down each and every resource that I will use therefore making it hard to explain the effectiveness of each resource in the TPACK.  Once I have the … Continue reading TPack2

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Activities

I will utilize a small scale case study for students to analyze historical trends in the Electoral College.  I have yet to determine if I will provide the exact resources for the students to use or if I will allow them to research and locate their own resources.  C-Span classroom has a number of small … Continue reading Activities

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Activities

I will utilize a small scale case study for students to analyze historical trends in the Electoral College.  I have yet to determine if I will provide the exact resources for the students to use or if I will allow them to research and locate their own resources.  C-Span classroom has a number of small … Continue reading Activities

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Roles

As the instructor of my Electoral College module, I will play several roles, much like I do in my face to face classroom every day.  First I will take on the pedagogical role by facilitating the module and designing a course that allows for a “variety of educational experiences”, all of which will help students … Continue reading Roles

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Comment on TPACK Lesson Description K Wasosky by amandab42387

Kim, I probably should have read your lesson prior to doing mine to better understand my objective! ha Nicely done. I think this module is well thought out, organized and allows for student autonomy and collaboration between groups.

Your lesson is so comprehensive I do not feel like anything is really “missing”, however I do wonder (and I was actually struggling with this myself today) how are you going to insure that the information they gain and are recording is correct and what they need to achieve SOL objectives etc. We are being encouraged frequently at my school to release the reigns and put more of a role on students to self direct their learning, steer away from lecture etc. However, I know you are in the same boat, at the end of the day my course is SOL driven and I have to be sure they are achieving certain goals by May. What is your plan for checking their understanding and insuring they have what they need without having to go back and “re-teach” the info. to those who do not get it? Will you provide an answer key to the graphic organizer once they are complete? Will you grade each individually and correct as needed? I hope this makes sense.

I have to say I am enjoying working with you and Brooks Ann because you both have such great ideas and valuable experience and I feel like I can really learn from it!

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Comment on Tpack Lesson on Leadership Style Assessment by amandab42387

I have to admit I am struggling this week in term’s of providing feedback because I am still a little confused by the different components of the these lessons and how they are different. I felt while completing my own that I was being extremely redundant so hope that I can provide you and Kim some piece of valuable feedback. I also found it beneficial to use the Boettcher best practices to support the goals I was trying to achieve throughout the lesson.

In terms of your final component I think you do have evidence to support that when components of lessons are easily accessible, easy to use and provide students the opportunity to interact with and reflect on components of the lesson almost immediately this is a “best practice”.

I like that you mentioned you completed the analysis yourself. Not only is this a good way to try out the lesson before you open it up to students, but I would suggest maybe releasing your data to the students as well along with some of your own reflection. This will allow you to model the process but also show them that you yourself found it valuable. I had my students complete a survey recently in terms of who they most agreed with in terms of presidential candidates and the first thing they wanted to know was whether or not I was going to complete the survey, if I thought it was accurate etc.

As always, I am learning a great deal from you and think this is going to be an awesome lesson.

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TPACK Lesson 1

Lesson Description: This lesson is part of a larger module on the Electoral College.  There are 3 lessons total and this lesson will focus on a historical analysis of the Electoral College.  Students will record their preliminary thoughts and opinions on the EC, discover the motivations behind the creation of the EC and locate and … Continue reading TPACK Lesson 1

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Comment on Outline KWasosky by amandab42387

I’m excited to see what you do with this Kim. I am also leaning towards assuming my module will be a hybrid as well between face to face instruction and online learning. I am wondering if you could have the students gather the statistics you are talking about and maybe create their own chart or graphs to come to the conclusions you are hoping they will come to.

I use C-SPAN Classroom frequently in my government classes and they have a great platform called “deliberations”. It might be a good resource for you to take a look at to help with setting up the argumentative assignment where students determine if the transcontinental railroad project was positive or negative. I doubt they would actually have a lesson already done on the topic, but just exploring this website has helped me when designing such instruction. Just a thought!

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Comment on BSmith- Module outline by amandab42387

If anyone can rock this module out it’s you! I am wondering if any of the resources you utilized throughout ambassador training could come in handy here? Maybe for your questionnaire portion? I think it would be effective for the kids to figure out what type of leader they are as they are analyzing various leadership styles. I also thought about possibly incorporating an interview into the module? Once the students choose the specific arena they want to focus on maybe they could personally interview a leader in that field to utilize some first hand experience in their analysis? I am also thinking after Tuesday’s election results you could do a current event spin on “problems in leadership” 😉 But I shall leave that there! ha I am excited to see what you do as well! I know you are “in the trenches” of online personal finance and I know I can learn a lot from you (as usual) in terms of what works and what doesn’t in a hybrid or online environment!

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