Talk:Lesson 1: Getting started with Class Dojo
-- Ally Dellacioppa (talk) 17:38, 21 November 2013 (EST)
Tasha, Your first unit is wonderful! You explain everything step by step in such a thorough and easy to follow manner. Anyone (even people who typically feel uncomfortable using technology) would feel at ease knowing how simple you have made the process. I really love how you included screenshots of what the student's screen should look like as he or she is setting up the account themselves. This is so incredibly useful! I know that many people find it difficult to just follow on-screen directions of text alone. The images allow users to compare their screens to the ones you have included. The only suggestion I have is for you to expand upon the importance of Dojo in your introduction section. I know that you have included a video that introduces the topic but I think re-emphasizing some of the video's key points would really help students as well. Other than that, I was extremely impressed.
Chelsea Tusch -- Chelsea pease (talk) 18:58, 21 November 2013 (EST)
This unit looks amazing. Breaking the lesson down into phases is so easy to follow. I can't imagine anyone having problems with the site after following these directions. The pictures you included were helpful and the screen shots should clear up any confusion that might occur. I agree with Ally, presenting a quick list of key points from the video would be helpful. But that is the only point of improvement I can see.
Review of Unit One -- Megan Zoerb (talk) 14:01, 23 November 2013 (EST)
I really enjoyed browsing through your first unit. You did a great job articulating the steps and importance of using Class Dojo. I have recently started using Class Dojo in my own classroom. I found your descriptions and walk through of the setup was very well developed. I also liked the incorporation of screenshots in the assessment area. This is a very good check for understanding. The only thing that I would suggest is to include a written or audio reflection component. This will allow the learners to evaluate if they understand the purpose and actual benefits of using this tool. Nevertheless, I thought your unit was very well constructed.
Re: Review of Unit One -- Tasha Youngman (talk) 11:04, 26 November 2013 (EST)
Thank you to all of you for your feedback!! I really appreciate it. Megan, I have two reflection pieces in my other two units. I debated adding one here and I may still do that. Thank you all for the advice. I will add more about the key points and why it is important.
Hi Tasha, You have made great progress! Here's what I like so far:
- you have a clear intro page, giving potential students good information to decide if the course is for them.
- navigation is very easy between pages. I really like your links section.
- clear headings help to chunk information and activities and make it easy for the user to direct eyes to right portion of page
- images add interest and meaning
- use video and web resources
- while there are a lot of instructions, they are very clear and direct
- you provide an excellent way of assessing success - using the more user friendly wikispaces. (though permissions are not open on the wikispaces page)
Things to consider:
- you might want to make the images bigger. I boldly changed one to demonstrate. I added the |300px in the following code between double brackets. 300px refers to the width of the image. You can play with this size if you decide to make them bigger.
"File: home.jpg|thumbnail|300px|center|Source- classdojo.com"
- I'm struggling to find other things to recommend.
Re: Jane's Feedback -- Tasha Youngman (talk) 13:43, 2 December 2013 (EST)
Jane, Thank you for the feedback. I tried making the page public, and it asked me for money so I didn't. I will see what else I can do to make it public. Tasha