Posts by lynnrnovak

Project End Point

The module on solutions that I am building in still incomplete. There are a total of 5 lessons and I have worked on 3 of the 5 thus far. I do intend to finish the module. My classes study solutions in late April so I have time to continue looking for virtual lab activities to … Continue reading Project End Point

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Final Reflection

Having used Schoology last year with my students I felt as though I had moved somewhat into the world of online teaching. My course is definitely not an online program but I do try to weave aspects of online learning into the class. Using Twitter and blogs are tools that I would not have thought … Continue reading Final Reflection

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Final Plan

As I work through the module I hope to finish 3 of the 5 lessons before the end of the semester. I do not teach solutions until the springtime so I have time in which to finish the rest of the module. I do plan on finishing it at a later date as this will … Continue reading Final Plan

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Final TPack Lesson

Title:  Colligative Properties of Solutions Grade Level/Subject:  11th Grade Chemistry Lesson Description:  In this lesson the students will be studying the following colligative properties of solutions:  freezing point depression, boiling point elevation and vapor pressure.  The students will begin with a video introduction where key concepts are introduced.  They will then work through a virtual … Continue reading Final TPack Lesson

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Comment on SRL by lynnrnovak

Kelyn – It’s nice that your module is teaching them to be self-regulated learners. It reminds them that learning is an active process and not a passive one. This module also asks them to think about learning goals and I can honestly say that many of their learning goals are often unrealistic and uninformed. For example, I have students who think that they want to go to medical school yet they are doing poorly in general chemistry. In addition, they have done nothing to improve their grade. They think that the outcome will change on the next test yet they have not adjusted their strategy for learning/studying. I know that as a counselor you have many of these discussions with students. Maybe all 9th graders should have to work through your module.

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Comment on SRL – McQuiddy by lynnrnovak

Sarah – I totally agree with you. Many of your earth science students are not motivated learners in the least. They are there because we told them to be there. Might it be different if we are working with students who select an online course and choose to take it online? May be worth a try. We have to find a way to reach the reluctant learner. Hopefully your Chemistry students are bit more motivated than your Earth Science. Lastly, I have found with rubrics that students will do the minimum that it takes to pass the assignment as they set the bar so low. I have moved away from rubrics that include points for that reason.

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Comment on Self-Regulated Learners by lynnrnovak

Sharon – I think that we all have the same question. I see very little self- regulated learning in my ftf classroom so why would they self-regulate in an online platform. Checking grades constantly is just about the only self-regulated behavior that they exhibit but then they don’t self-correct. I don’t know about you but I don’t think access to so much technology has made students any more mature. Actually it seems to have made them feel less responsible for their learning.

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