Talk:Amanda Martin portfolio

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Initial feedback -- Janewilde (talk) 18:03, 18 February 2014 (EST)

Hi Amanda, You are off to a great start. I love the personal voice you use. By speaking to your audience you a warm and inviting context. Nice picture. I'm glad you are already thinking about objectives. Though we will tackle those next week, this is an iterative process (back and forth) and working on all pieces as they come to mind will help you. There is one thing I'd like you to add. In the top section I want you to address "outcomes," as I define them in my study guide last week. These are the big idea goals related to the type of learning you want your students (teachers) to gain. Looking at your current objectives will help you think about this. Take a look at the study guide and let me know if you need help.

FYI the reason you have a box around your objectives is because you indented. 4 or more spaces before a line of text is wiki code for box. :) This is fine if you like the layout.


-- Lisa Perreault (talk) 09:28, 10 April 2014 (EDT)

Hi Amanda,

I really like your topic which is geared for the novice learner. I also like the personable and user friendly approach you are bringing to the course. Including a learning activity where the educator is able to experience using a Smartboard is an excellent idea.

As you develop your course, I have a few thoughts for your consideration. For the novice learner, a definition about Smartboards and why a teacher would want to use it would be helpful. What are the advantages of using one? Do students learn more effectively? Does it improve student performance? For the instructional context, is this an online, asynchronous course for the individual learner? In Lesson 3, the SmartExchange sounds like an interesting topic for educators. Lastly, are there any learning theories or pedagogy you feel would guide educators to use the Smartboard? Is it only for instructional purposes? Can students use the Smartboard for collaborative learning? Lisa

-- Kevin Drown (talk) 21:19, 30 April 2014 (EDT)

Impressions of your Mini-Course -- Kevin Drown (talk) 21:18, 30 April 2014 (EDT)

Positives: Great intro video and videos throughout that “hook” the learner and add important info! Also great use of links to places to further learning or view alternate methods.

The survey is a great way to do a need assessment. Nice touch.

Your lessons build well on each other.

Pictures of the SmartBoard tools as they appear on the software are extremely useful for guiding the learner through the process of using SmartBoard.

Reflection at the end of each lesson is a good way for learners to absorb what they understood from the lesson and provide nice formative assessment.

Assessment makes sense for the unit- letting the learner apply what they learned to create their own lesson.

For Next Time:

Add links to previous lessons, so learners can easily refer back and forth to what they previously learned.


Great job Amanda! I will definitely use this if I get a SmartBoard in my room!