Talk:Integrating Student Response Systems in Mathematics Instruction
Developmental Tryout -- Ryan Alescio (talk) 10:38, 26 April 2013 (EDT)
Great start to your course design! I like the topic since a lot of times teachers are unsure of whether or not the students understood the material that was presented. It is a great way to get feedback on your students progress. My evaluation is of Unit 2:
Your objectives were very detailed and precise. I fully understood what I was going to learn and be asked to do to show my progress. You managed to highlight the main points in your text without going into further detail that takes away the usefulness of the chapter reading and videos. I liked the videos that you have chosen as they provide a different method of presenting information. Your reflection questions do a good job of asking the learners to think about information in a way that they can connect it to their own experiences and teaching. I found myself thinking about how I could incorporate student response systems as I was thinking about your questions.
Adding a picture would be more esthetically pleasing to the learner going through your course. Also, if there are a group a learners taking the course, is there a way in which they could share their thought and ideas about your reflection questions? (Only if your course is intended that way. Not sure if you were designing for more of a individualized course.)
Your introduction and unit two are very nice. They display the information in a very clear manner and the objectives are met with the activities throughout the unit. I personally have used clickers in my classroom and they are great for instant feedback. The item analysis of multiple choice questions is great as it shows the choice that has been chosen and from that the teacher can assess where the error is being made. The clickers I have used are Smart Response and connect to the SmartBoard which is great as it displays on the board for the students. As mentioned in the previous post, I would add pictures into the page. Great topic choice and start to the project! I cannot wait to see the ending result.
Instructor feedback on your draft unit -- Jianwei Zhang (talk) 15:11, 1 May 2013 (EDT)
Nice work setting up the flow of this mini-course. Your unit 2 looks well designed. In your course objectives, replace "student " with "participant".
To foster learner engagement, your unit 2 may begin with the two vides as two cases for the learner to reflect on. This will be followed by your summary of the benefits, and then a book chapter to read, and more resources. Does this sound like a better sequence for you?