Tuesday, November 3, 2009
This module has helped me think about student-centered assessment in the following ways. One way is that I feel that it is important to have the students when working in a group assess the group. That way they all know that if they don't help their group with the project then they are going to get marked down by the rest of the group. I also feel that it is important to have students maybe assess a presentation by the teacher, so that they may see what you are looking for in grading their presentations. As we talked about in our little group, if you are having the students do something that they have never done before like getting up in front of the class to recite a remembered passage. Then you might want to have them assess you, the teacher, doing a similar presentation first as one that would be considered excellent and then as one being considered poor. That way the students might better understand what you are looking for and also how they will be assessed.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
The title of my unit is going to be, "Statistics: Analyzing Data using the Stock Market". The students are going to explore measures of central tendency, bar graphs, histograms, using graphs to predict, and using data to predict. The students will also be discussing misleading statistics during this unit. This unit will have the students exploring different stocks on the stock market in order to explore those various mathematical statistical representations. My essential question is, "Are we mislead in our daily lives?". My unit questions are, "How is statistical data misleading?", and "How can we represent statistical data so it isn't misleading?". My content questions are "What is statistical data?", "How do we represent statistical data?", "What are some ways that statistical data is used?", and "How can we use graphs and data to predict?".
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
This module has made me think about my role as an instructional designer in the following ways.... I feel that my role as an instructional designer is that I am the one that is supposed to design my instruction, so that the students are learning what I want them to learn. It is very important for me to design my instruction to ensure that I can assess what is important for my students to know. The assessment should be done throughout the unit and throughout my lessons. My students also need to see the real world connections with what they are learning in my class. I feel that my instructional design should go towards a more student centered learning rather than teacher driven learning.