Talk:Amanda's Mini Course

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-- Chris Mandato (talk) 12:16, 12 April 2014 (EDT)

1) I liked/What works well: Hi Amanda, Great lesson! It is such a relevant topic, and everyone can use more information on this important tool. I like the layout and progression of your lesson. It is easy to follow and understand.

2) Have you considered this? Have you considered images within each of your examples. Screenshots of how-to-steps for each Smartboard example might provide a nice visual. Also, I saw one set of thought questions under your ink examples, but was wondering if you've considered some more formative assessment to gauge student understanding? Maybe ask students to try some of these basic skills on a Smartboard and report their experiences. Otherwise, nicely done!

-- Janewilde (talk) 15:06, 23 April 2014 (EDT)

What I like/What worked well:

* Intro: clear info about what to expect in course with a personal tone, nice picture and video, clear headings for each lesson, effective links

* Lesson 1: nice images, bold headings, information chunked, good teacher-made resources, relevant meaningful activities, easy navigation to portfolio and course home

What you might consider:

* Intro: add course title,

* Lesson 1: Add navigation on each page to other lesson pages. While this offers great how-to info consider adding some "why." While there are great activities embedded in the lesson there is no explicit activity or reflection portion. So it is currently a very good how to manual. You might add a task like, Now that you have the basics produce a page that does this, this and this. Now discuss how you might use these new skills to ... By adding these components you move up blooms taxonomy from understand to apply to analyze.